nothingness etymology

English word nothingness comes from English -ness, English nothing

Detailed word origin of nothingness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ness English (eng) Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being(the adjective)", "the quality of being(the adjective)", or "the measure of being(the adjective)".. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
nothing English (eng) An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.. Not any thing; no thing. (archaic) Not at all; in no way. A nobody (insignificant person).. A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings).. Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance.
nothingness English (eng) Quality of inconsequentiality; lacking in significance.. State of nonexistence; the condition of being nothing.. Void; emptiness.

Words with the same origin as nothingness

Descendants of -ness
awareness cleanliness craziness darkness dizziness emptiness express fondness foolishness happiness highness illness kindness readiness selfishness shyness strength talent tenderness ugliness unhappiness weakness weirdness willingness
Descendants of nothing
dindu nuffin