nothingness

noun noth·ing·ness \ ˈnə-thiŋ-nəs \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of nothingness

1 : the quality or state of being nothing: such as
b : utter insignificance
c : death
2 : something insignificant or valueless

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nothingness Synonyms

Antonyms

existence, life;

Near Antonyms

immortality;

life span, lifetime;

Related Words

mortality;


NOTHINGNESS Defined for English Language Learners

nothingness

Definition of nothingness for English Language Learners

  • : empty space

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



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