the state of being nothing.
something that is nonexistent: a view of humanity as suspended between infinity and nothingness.
lack of being; nonexistence: The sound faded into nothingness.
unconsciousness or death: She remembered a dizzy feeling, then nothingness.
utter insignificance, emptiness, or worthlessness; triviality: The days followed one another in an endless procession of nothingness.
something insignificant or without value.
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How to use nothingness in a sentence
Maybe my spirit would have moved to the next body, maybe I would have continued on in the nothingness that I already was.My Mom Gave Birth to Me After She Was Assaulted. Don't Use My Story as an Anti-Abortion Talking Point | Lane Clarke | June 27, 2022 | Time
All these factors combined to result in a general disregard of his diaries as a final piece of glitzy nothingness from a man for whom lack of substance was the cornerstone of a career.Deep-dive docuseries reveals the ‘Warhol’ you never knew | John Paul King | March 3, 2022 | Washington Blade
On a chilly evening last fall, I stared into nothingness out of the floor-to-ceiling windows in my office on the outskirts of Harvard’s campus.Neuroscience’s Existential Crisis - Issue 107: The Edge | Grigori Guitchounts | October 27, 2021 | Nautilus
They tackled big themes — the existence of God, the purpose of art, freedom, sex, time, nothingness.
Maybe it was the heat, but on first glance, the arch, perched on the edge of heat-seared nothingness, seemed like some otherworldly desert portal to another dimension.
This book seeks to fill that void (although arguably atheist kids should get used to nothingness sooner rather than later).
I do not like this sense of God, this nothingness in which I now dwell.
“Attach Form(s) W-2” would be an exercise in the stapling of nothingness.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys | P. J. O’Rourke | April 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The whole figure is clearly legible, except for the feet, which disappear into blood-stained nothingness.The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’ | Thomas de Wesselow | April 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But what actually contributes to this unique sartorial nothingness?Ron Paul Style: Candidate’s Libertarian Fashion on 2012 Campaign Trail | Isabel Wilkinson | March 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The nectar of the gods pales into nothingness when compared with a toddy such as I make, said he.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
Four such incarnations await it, each of increasing might, and then the spirit returns to its original nothingness.The Myths of the New World | Daniel G. Brinton
The winds attack with a terrible crash, and defend themselves by fading into nothingness.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
She, too, was aware—and sometimes afraid—of drab years running out into nothingness.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The highest idea of the Hindu, as of the Buddhist, is to pass out into a sort of painless existence of nothingness.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for nothingness
the state or condition of being nothing; nonexistence
absence of consciousness or life
complete insignificance or worthlessness
something that is worthless or insignificant
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