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nothingness

[nuhth-ing-nis] /ˈnʌθ ɪŋ nɪs/
noun
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:
She remembered a dizzy feeling, then nothingness.
5.
utter insignificance, emptiness, or worthlessness; triviality:
The days followed one another in an endless procession of nothingness.
6.
something insignificant or without value.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; nothing + -ness
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Examples for nothingness
  • It's that wide-open feeling of nothingness that attracts thousands of tourists from around the world, me included.
  • Ceremonial offering of light to the void of nothingness.
  • The branding thing is completely out of control, but it started as nothing and maintains its nothingness.
  • Most of the time, the seafloor scrolls by as a stream of nothingness.
  • Wombat's mind formed out of the nothingness of the universe and as such it is his own, uniquely formed taking nothing from no one.
  • Towards the end, consciousness itself grew lost in a roseate haze, and melted into nothingness.
  • Above me, in the intense blue of the summer sky, some faint brown shreds of cloud whirled into nothingness.
  • Even being knocked out for surgery doesn't quite do it for me in conceptualizing total nothingness.
  • The average neurotic can keep his nothingness to himself.
  • Others will prefer to stand in awe of a universe that they suspect began as a quantum fluctuation in pre-existing nothingness.
British Dictionary definitions for nothingness

nothingness

/ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs/
noun
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
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