nothingness

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noun noth·ing·ness \ˈnə-thiŋ-nəs\

Definition of nothingness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being nothing: such asa :  nonexistenceb :  utter insignificancec :  death

  2. 2 :  something insignificant or valueless

  3. 3 :  void, emptiness

Examples of nothingness in a Sentence

  1. He was staring into nothingness.

  2. The sound faded into nothingness.

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First Known Use of nothingness

circa 1631


NOTHINGNESS Defined for English Language Learners

nothingness

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Definition of nothingness for English Language Learners

  • : empty space

  • : the state of being no longer seen, heard, or felt



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