nothingness

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. 2013.

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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 — 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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