Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition or quality of being nothing; nonexistence.
  • noun Empty space; a void.
  • noun Lack of consequence; insignificance.
  • noun Something inconsequential or insignificant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The absence or negation of being; nihility; non-existence.
  • noun Insignificance; worthlessness.
  • noun A thing of no consequence or value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Nihility; nonexistence.
  • noun The state of being of no value; a thing of no value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun State of nonexistence; the condition of being nothing.
  • noun Void; emptiness.
  • noun Quality of inconsequentiality; lacking in significance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of nonexistence
  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Etymologies

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From nothing +‎ -ness.

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