What does nothingness mean?

Definitions for nothingness
ˈnʌθ ɪŋ nɪsnoth·ing·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothingness, void, nullity, nihilitynoun

    the state of nonexistence

  2. wind, malarkey, malarky, idle words, jazz, nothingnessnoun

    empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

    "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"


  1. nothingnessnoun

    State of nonexistence; the condition of being nothing.

    The Endless Dark Nothingness

  2. nothingnessnoun

    Void; emptiness.

  3. nothingnessnoun

    Quality of inconsequentiality; lacking in significance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nothingnessnoun

    Etymology: from nothing.

    His art did express
    A quintessence even from nothingness,
    From dull privations, and lean emptiness. John Donne.

    I a nothingness in deed and name,
    Did scorn to hurt his forfeit carcase. Hudibras, p. i.


  1. nothingness

    Nothing, the complete absence of anything, has been a matter of philosophical debate since at least the 5th century BC. Early Greek philosophers argued that it was impossible for nothing to exist. The atomists allowed nothing but only in the spaces between the invisibly small atoms. For them, all space was filled with atoms. Aristotle took the view that there exists matter and there exists space, a receptacle into which matter objects can be placed. This became the paradigm for classical scientists of the modern age like Newton. Nevertheless, some philosophers, like Descartes, continued to argue against the existence of empty space until the scientific discovery of a physical vacuum. Existentialists like Sartre and Heidegger (as interpreted by Sartre) have associated nothing with consciousness. Some writers have made connections between Heidegger's concept of nothing and the nirvana of Eastern religions. Modern science does not equate vacuum with nothing. Indeed, the vacuum in quantum field theory is filled with virtual particles. The quantum vacuum is often viewed as a modern version of an aether theory.


  1. nothingness

    Nothingness refers to the absence or lack of something rather than the presence of something. It deals with the concepts of non-existence, emptiness, or void. In philosophical terms, it represents the state of non-being or a condition where nothing is, or can be, known. Depending on the context, it can also refer to a state of insignificance or unimportance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nothingnessnoun

    nihility; nonexistence

  2. Nothingnessnoun

    the state of being of no value; a thing of no value


  1. Nothingness

    Nothingness is the second album by industrial rock band Godhead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothingness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nothingness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of nothingness in a Sentence

  1. Blaise Pascal:

    Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

  2. Haimer abdou:

    In praise of nothingness, there is no happiness in farewell, nor in waiting.

  3. Unknown:

    If nothingness could be measured, the level of his reflection would serve as a standard meter!

  4. Thomas Merton:

    At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will.

  5. Haimer abdou:

    I was the horse of nothingness; who lost the bet of existence

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