nothingness (uncountable)

  1. State of nonexistence; the condition of being nothing.
    • 1818, John Keats, “Book I”, in Endymion: A Poetic Romance, London: Printed [by T. Miller] for Taylor and Hessey, […], OCLC 1467112 ↗, lines 1–5, page 3 ↗:
      A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: / Its loveliness increases; it will never / Pass into nothingness; but still will keep / A bower quiet for us, and a sleep / Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
  2. Void; emptiness.
  3. Quality of inconsequentiality; lacking in significance.
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