vastitude

[ vas-ti-tood, -tyood, vah-sti- ]
/ ˈvæs tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈvɑ stɪ- /

noun

vastness; immensity: the vastitude of his love for all humankind.
a vast expanse or space: the ocean vastitude.

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Origin of vastitude

From the Latin word vastitūdō, dating back to 1535–45. See vast, -i-, -tude
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Example sentences from the Web for vastitude

  • Five years in narrow walls had unfitted me for the enormous declivity of the stairway, for the vastitude of the prison yard.

  • And I, for one, and for still other reasons, congratulate myself upon the vastitude of my good fortune.

  • “Ah,” Walter Merritt Emory murmured, with a vastitude of confidence and assurance.

  • I was confronted with the vastitude of the universe at once, without the ingratiating introduction of the fairy tale.

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British Dictionary definitions for vastitude

vastitude
/ (ˈvɑːstɪˌtjuːd) /

noun rare

the condition or quality of being vast
a vast space, expanse, extent, etc
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