Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the state of nonexistence
  • n. empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Etymologies

From nothing +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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