[ nuhth-ing-nis ]
/ ˈnʌθ ɪŋ nɪs /


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.

Origin of nothingness

First recorded in 1625–35; nothing + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nothingness

/ (ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs) /


the state or condition of being nothing; nonexistence
absence of consciousness or life
complete insignificance or worthlessness
something that is worthless or insignificant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012