noun (1)
vas·​ti·​ty | \ -stətē, -ətē, -i \
plural -es

Definition of vastity

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a waste or desolate condition his nature inclining to peace, by which his country might enjoy plenty, hating war and discord, as the causes of vastity and penury— J. B. Planché


noun (2)
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plural -es

Definition of vastity (Entry 2 of 2)

: vastitude the dreadful vastity of the stars— Rose Macaulay

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History and Etymology for vastity

Noun (1)

Middle French vastité, from Latin vastitat-, vastitas, from vastus empty, waste + -itat-, -itas -ity

Noun (2)

Latin vastitas, from vastus vast + -itas -ity

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“Vastity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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