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.

Nearby words

  1. vassalize,
  2. vassar,
  3. vassar, matthew,
  4. vast,
  5. vasthi,
  6. vastity,
  7. vastly,
  8. vastus,
  9. vasty,
  10. vat

Origin of vastitude

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

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Examples 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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