vastitude

noun

vas·​ti·​tude ˈva-stə-ˌtüd How to pronounce vastitude (audio)
-ˌtyüd

Examples of vastitude in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vastitude was in 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Vastitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vastitude. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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