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See also: nihilarian
- (pejorative) A purported school of thought dealing with trivial matters.
1901, Alexander Campbell Fraser, The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Formerly Bishop of Cloyne, translation of original by George Berkeley, Commonplace Book, pages 14:
- If the wit and industry of the Nihilarians were employ'd about the usefull & practical mathematiques, what advantage had it brought to mankind !