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[vas-ti-tood, -tyood, vah-sti-] /ˈvæs tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈvɑ stɪ-/
vastness; immensity:
the vastitude of his love for all humankind.
a vast expanse or space:
the ocean vastitude.
Origin of vastitude
From the Latin word vastitūdō, dating back to 1535-45. See vast, -i-, -tude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And I, for one, and for still other reasons, congratulate myself upon the vastitude of my good fortune.

  • Five years in narrow walls had unfitted me for the enormous declivity of the stairway, for the vastitude of the prison yard.

  • “Ah,” Walter Merritt Emory murmured, with a vastitude of confidence and assurance.

  • I was confronted with the vastitude of the universe at once, without the ingratiating introduction of the fairy tale.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for vastitude


noun (rare)
the condition or quality of being vast
a vast space, expanse, extent, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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