- free of charge.
- for no apparent reason or motive.
- futilely; to no avail: They had gone to a great deal of expense for nothing.
- to treat lightly; regard as easy.
- to be unsuccessful in comprehending: He could make nothing of the complicated directions.
- Informal.emphatically no; certainly not.
- no activity, inducement, advantage, etc., present to the eye: We drove through the town but there seemed to be nothing doing.
- to treat casually.
- to regard as insignificant: He thinks nothing of lying to conceal his incompetence.
Origin of nothing
Related Words for nothingnobody, nullity, scratch, nihility, zero, blank, extinction, nonexistence, trifle, zip, diddly, naught, void, nix, cipher, crumb, obliteration, bagatelle, aught, nothingness
Examples from the Web for nothing
Contemporary Examples of nothing
In the meantime, he should just accept that the holdup has nothing to do with his politics.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame
January 9, 2015
The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
It has nothing to do with the regulatory job he is nominated for.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton
January 8, 2015
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Nothing made Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Historical Examples of nothing
After this, nothing could restore the courtesy he had previously assumed.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I could tell it, if nothing else showed it, by the way in which she overdoes respectability.
But, to relieve your mind, nothing at all has really happened.
"Nothing, only you locked the door by mistake," said Ben, coolly.
"Nothing but a half loaf, and that's dry enough," muttered the stranger.
- not to concern or be significant to (someone)
- to be not nearly as good as
- to have no engagements to keep
- to be undressed or naked
- informalto compare unfavourably with
- to regard as routine, easy, or natural
- to have no compunction or hesitation about
- to have a very low opinion of
Word Origin for nothing
In addition to the idioms beginning with nothing
- nothing but
- nothing doing
- nothing if not
- nothing like
- nothing new under the sun
- nothing of the kind
- nothing short of
- nothing to do with
- nothing to it, there's
- nothing to sneeze at
- nothing to speak of
- nothing to write home about
- nothing ventured, nothing gained
- come to nothing
- count for (nothing)
- go for nothing
- have nothing on
- have nothing to do with
- here goes (nothing)
- in no time (nothing flat)
- leave a lot (nothing) to be desired
- make nothing of
- make something of (nothing)
- much ado about nothing
- not know beans (from nothing)
- not to mention (say nothing of)
- stop at nothing
- sweet nothings
- think nothing of
- want for nothing