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  1. the state of being nothing.
  2. something that is nonexistent: a view of humanity as suspended between infinity and nothingness.
  3. lack of being; nonexistence: The sound faded into nothingness.
  4. unconsciousness or death: She remembered a dizzy feeling, then nothingness.
  5. utter insignificance, emptiness, or worthlessness; triviality: The days followed one another in an endless procession of nothingness.
  6. something insignificant or without value.
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Origin of nothingness

First recorded in 1625–35; nothing + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for nothingness


  1. the state or condition of being nothing; nonexistence
  2. absence of consciousness or life
  3. complete insignificance or worthlessness
  4. something that is worthless or insignificant
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Word Origin and History for nothingness


"nonexistence," 1630s, from nothing + -ness.

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