nothingness

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From nothing +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

nothingness ‎(usually uncountable, plural nothingnesses)

  1. State of nonexistence; the condition of being nothing.
    • 2014 April 12, Michael Inwood, “Martin Heidegger: the philosopher who fell for Hitler [print version: Hitler's philosopher]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Review), London, page R11:
      In 1928 [Martin] Heidegger succeeded [Edmund] Husserl to take a chair at Freiburg and in his inaugural lecture made a pronouncement that earned him a reputation as an archetypal metaphysician with his claim that our awareness of people as a whole depends on our experience of dread in the face of nothingness.
  2. Void; emptiness.
  3. Quality of inconsequentiality; lacking in significance.

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