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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [nuhth-ing]
    • /ˈnʌθ ɪŋ/
    • /ˈnʌθɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nuhth-ing]
    • /ˈnʌθ ɪŋ/

Definitions of nothing word

  • noun nothing no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing. 1
  • noun nothing no part, share, or trace (usually followed by of): The house showed nothing of its former magnificence. 1
  • noun nothing something that is nonexistent. 1
  • noun nothing nonexistence; nothingness: The sound faded to nothing. 1
  • noun nothing something or someone of no importance or significance: Money is nothing when you're without health. 1
  • noun nothing a trivial action, matter, circumstance, thing, or remark: to exchange a few nothings when being introduced. 1

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Origin of nothing

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English nānthing, nathing; see no2, thing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Nothing


nothing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

nothing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for nothing

pronoun nothing

  • naught — nothing.
  • zero — the figure or symbol 0, which in the Arabic notation for numbers stands for the absence of quantity; cipher.
  • nil — nothing; naught; zero.
  • zilch — zero; nothing: The search came up with zilch.

noun nothing

  • nonentity — a person or thing of no importance.
  • nobody — a person of no importance, influence, or power.
  • unknown — not known; not within the range of one's knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.
  • emptiness — The state of containing nothing.
  • annihilation — the act of annihilating

adjective nothing

  • self-entertaining — affording entertainment; amusing; diverting: We spent an entertaining evening at the theater.
  • dull as dishwater — water in which dishes are, or have been, washed.
  • doublespeak — evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.
  • nowhere — in or at no place; not anywhere: The missing pen was nowhere to be found.
  • puny — of less than normal size and strength; weak.

interjection nothing

  • drop it — stop talking about it
  • never mind — (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind.
  • let go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

Antonyms for nothing

noun nothing

  • something — Informal. a person or thing of some value or consequence: He is really something! This writer has something to say and she says it well.

Top questions with nothing

  • when you say nothing at all?
  • when you say nothing at all lyrics?
  • alison krauss when you say nothing at all?
  • keith whitley when you say nothing at all?
  • what if i was nothing?
  • i who have nothing?
  • when you said nothing at all chords?
  • when you say nothing at all chords?
  • what if i was nothing lyrics?
  • you say it best when you say nothing at all?
  • when good men do nothing?
  • you say it best.. when you say nothing at all?
  • what is it good for absolutely nothing?
  • ronan keating when you say nothing at all?
  • all that remains what if i was nothing?

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