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noun (1)

plural -es
: 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 penuryJ. B. Planché


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noun (2)

plural -es
: vastitude
the dreadful vastity of the starsRose Macaulay

Word History


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 29 Nov. 2023.

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