nothingness [n1] insignificance pettiness, smallness, unimportance, worthlessness; concept 668 —Ant. eminence, importance, significance nothing / nothingness [n2] emptiness, nonexistence annihilation, aught, blank, cipher, extinction, fly speck*, insignificancy, naught, nihility, nobody, nonbeing, nonentity, not anything, nought, nullity, obliteration, oblivion, shutout*, trifle, void, wind*, zero*, zilch*, zip; concepts 407,707 —Ant. capacity, fullness

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  • Nothingness — Noth ing*ness, n. 1. Nihility; nonexistence. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being of no value; a thing of no value. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nothingness — index blank (emptiness), nonentity, nullity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nothingness — (n.) nonexistence, 1630s, from NOTHING (Cf. nothing) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nothingness — ► NOUN 1) the absence or ending of existence. 2) insignificance …   English terms dictionary

  • nothingness — [nuth′iŋnis] n. 1. the quality or condition of being nothing or not existing; nonexistence or extinction 2. lack of value, worth, meaning, etc.; uselessness, emptiness, insignificance, etc. 3. unconsciousness or death 4. anything that is… …   English World dictionary

  • nothingness — /nuth ing nis/, n. 1. the state of being nothing. 2. something that is nonexistent: a view of humanity as suspended between infinity and nothingness. 3. lack of being; nonexistence: The sound faded into nothingness. 4. unconsciousness or death:… …   Universalium

  • nothingness — [[t]nʌ̱θɪŋnəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Nothingness is the fact of not existing. There might be something beyond the grave, you know, and not nothingness. 2) N UNCOUNT Nothingness means complete emptiness. Her eyes, glazed with the drug, stared with half …   English dictionary

  • nothingness — noth|ing|ness [ˈnʌθıŋnıs] n [U] 1.) empty space or the complete absence of everything ▪ Natalie found him looking into nothingness. 2.) the state of not existing ▪ Is there only nothingness after death? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nothingness — noun (U) 1 empty space or the complete absence of everything: Natalie found him standing very still, looking into nothingness. 2 the state of not existing: Is there only nothingness after death? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nothingness — noun 1) the nothingness of death Syn: oblivion, nullity, blankness; void, vacuum; rare nihility 2) the nothingness of it all overwhelmed him Syn: unimportance, insignificance, triviality, pointlessness, uselessness …   Thesaurus of popular words

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