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existential vacuum

the inability to find or create meaning in life, leading to feelings of emptiness, alienation, futility, and aimlessness. Most existentialists have considered meaninglessness to be the quintessential symptom or ailment of the modern age. See existential crisis; existential neurosis. See also logotherapy. [introduced by Viktor E. Frankl]

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