[ vas-ti-tood, -tyood, vah-sti- ]
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  1. vastness; immensity: the vastitude of his love for all humankind.

  2. a vast expanse or space: the ocean vastitude.

Origin of vastitude

From the Latin word vastitūdō, dating back to 1535–45. See vast, -i-, -tude

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

How to use vastitude in a sentence

  • There was a sense of deathlike passivity in the land, of overwhelming vastitude, of unconquerable loneliness.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
  • Five years in narrow walls had unfitted me for the enormous declivity of the stairway, for the vastitude of the prison yard.

  • “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.

    Adventures in the Arts | Marsden Hartley
  • Death-sealed the land lay in its silent vastitude, in its despairful desolation.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service

British Dictionary definitions for vastitude


/ (ˈvɑːstɪˌtjuːd) /

  1. the condition or quality of being vast

  2. a vast space, expanse, extent, etc

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