nothingness


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noth·ing·ness

 (nŭth′ĭng-nĭs)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being nothing; nonexistence.
2. Empty space; a void.
3. Lack of consequence; insignificance.
4. Something inconsequential or insignificant.

nothingness

(ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs)
n
1. the state or condition of being nothing; nonexistence
2. absence of consciousness or life
3. complete insignificance or worthlessness
4. something that is worthless or insignificant

noth•ing•ness

(ˈnʌθ ɪŋ nɪs)

n.
1. the state or quality of being nothing.
2. lack of being.
3. unconsciousness or death.
4. absence of meaning or worth.
5. something insignificant or without value.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nothingness - the state of nonexistence
nonentity, nonexistence - the state of not existing
thin air - nowhere to be found in a giant void; "it vanished into thin air"
2.nothingness - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"

nothingness

noun
1. oblivion, nullity, nonexistence, nonbeing There might be something beyond the grave, you know, and not just nothingness.
2. insignificance, triviality, worthlessness, meaninglessness, unimportance the banal lyrics, clichéd song structures and light, fluffy nothingness of her latest album

nothingness

noun
1. The condition of not existing:
2. Empty, unfilled space:
Translations
لا شَيْئِيَّه
nicotaprázdnota
intetintethedtomhed
merkityksettömyysolemattomuustyhjyys
értéktelenségnemlétezéssemmi
tóm, ekkert
ničota
hiçlikyokluk

nothingness

[ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs] N (= non-existence) → nada f; (= emptiness) → vacío m

nothingness

nNichts nt

nothingness

[ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs] n (non-existence) → nulla m; (worthlessness, insignificance) → nullità

nothing

(ˈnaθiŋ) pronoun
no thing; not anything. There was nothing in the cupboard; I have nothing new to say.
noun
the number 0; nought. The final score was five – nothing (= 5 – 0).
adverb
not at all. He's nothing like his father.
ˈnothingness noun
the state of being nothing or of not existing; emptiness.
come to nothing
to fail. His plans came to nothing.
for nothing
1. free; without payment. I'll do that job for you for nothing.
2. without result; in vain. I've been working on this book for six years, and all for nothing!
have nothing to do with
1. to avoid completely. After he came out of prison, many of his friends would have nothing to do with him.
2. (also be nothing to do with) to be something that a person ought not to be interested in. This letter has/is nothing to do with you.
make nothing of
not to understand. I can make nothing of this letter.
mean nothing to
not to be understandable to. These mathematical figures mean nothing to me.
next to nothing
almost nothing. The child was wearing next to nothing.
nothing but
just; only. The fellow's nothing but a fool!
nothing doing!
an expression used to show a strong or emphatic refusal. `Would you like to go to the meeting instead of me?' `Nothing doing!'
there is nothing to it
it is easy. You'll soon see how to do this job – there's nothing to it!
think nothing of
not to consider difficult, unusual etc. My father thought nothing of walking 8 kilometres to school when he was a boy.
to say nothing of
as well as; and in addition. When her mother comes to stay with us, she brings all her clothes with her, to say nothing of her three dogs.
References in classic literature ?
Four times he had his hands on that rich treasure and four times it wasted to nothingness in his fingers as sleep for- sook him and wakefulness brought back the hard reality of his misfortune.
In shadow lapse the twinkling streams, The lilied marge their waves caress; And the sheer constellations sway O'er soundless gulfs of nothingness.
If he be an imaginative boy a door is tom open and for the first time he looks out upon the world, seeing, as though they marched in procession before him, the countless figures of men who before his time have come out of nothingness into the world, lived their lives and again disap- peared into nothingness.
The whale, therefore, must see one distinct picture on this side, and another distinct picture on that side; while all between must be profound darkness and nothingness to him.
It might really have been that the hussar came for water and went back into the hollow, but perhaps he had simply vanished- disappeared altogether and dissolved into nothingness.
Afterwards all these impressions blended into one nothingness.
And he was destined, as time went by and the conviction that Captain Kellar had passed into the inevitable nothingness along with Meringe and the Solomons, to love just as absolutely this six-quart steward with the understanding ways and the fascinating lip-caress.
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.
An hour had elapsed ere that archangel's trump had subsided into tonal nothingness.
Above me, in the intense blue of the summer sky, some faint brown shreds of cloud whirled into nothingness.
The man who escaped at the former place tells a wonderful story of the strangeness of its coiling flow, and how he looked down from the church spire and saw the houses of the village rising like ghosts out of its inky nothingness.
The insipidity, and yet the noise-- the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all those people