existentialism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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existentialismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeɡ.zɪˈsten.ʃəl.ɪ.zəm/ specialized
a ​system of ​ideas made ​famous by Jean Paul Sartre in the 1940s in which the ​world has no ​meaning and each ​person is ​alone and ​completelyresponsible for ​their own ​actions, by which they make ​their own ​character
adjective uk   us   /əl/ (also existentialist)
an existential/existentialist ​argument/​philosopher
noun [C] uk   us   /-ɪst/
(Definition of existentialism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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