nihility

noun
ni·​hil·​i·​ty | \ nīˈhilətē \
plural -es

Definition of nihility

2 : a thing amounting to nothing : nullity, trifle

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History and Etymology for nihility

French nihilité, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin nihilitat-, nihilitas, from Latin nihil nothing + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Nihility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nihility. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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