[ nuhth-ing-nis ]
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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.

  1. lack of being; nonexistence: The sound faded into nothingness.

  2. unconsciousness or death: She remembered a dizzy feeling, then nothingness.

  3. utter insignificance, emptiness, or worthlessness; triviality: The days followed one another in an endless procession of nothingness.

  4. something insignificant or without value.

Origin of nothingness

First recorded in 1625–35; nothing + -ness

Words Nearby nothingness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nothingness in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for nothingness


/ (ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs) /

  1. the state or condition of being nothing; nonexistence

  2. absence of consciousness or life

  1. complete insignificance or worthlessness

  2. something that is worthless or insignificant

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