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nothing

[ nuhth-ing ]
/ ˈnʌθ ɪŋ /
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noun
adverb
in no respect or degree; not at all: It was nothing like that. Nothing dismayed, he repeated his question.
adjective
amounting to nothing, as in offering no prospects for satisfaction, advancement, or the like: She was stuck in a nothing job.
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Idioms about nothing

Origin of nothing

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English nānthing, nathing; see no2, thing1
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British Dictionary definitions for nothing

nothing
/ (ˈnʌθɪŋ) /

pronoun
adverb
in no way; not at allhe looked nothing like his brother
noun
informal a person or thing of no importance or significance
sweet nothings words of endearment or affection

Word Origin for nothing

Old English nāthing, nān thing, from nān none 1 + thing 1

usage for nothing

Nothing normally takes a singular verb, but when nothing but is followed by a plural form of a noun, a plural verb is usually used: it was a large room where nothing but souvenirs were sold
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