vas·​ti·​tude | \ ˈvas-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce vastitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

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the vastitude of the ocean, especially when contemplated from the deck of a small boat

First Known Use of vastitude

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vastitude

borrowed from Latin vāstitūdō "ravaged or neglected condition, immense size" from vāstus or vastus "devoid of habitation, desolate, dreary," also, "of great size, immense" + -tūdō, abstract noun suffix — more at vast entry 1

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The first known use of vastitude was in 1623

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“Vastitude.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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