Nithing vs. Nothing

By Jaxson

  • Nothing

    “Nothing”, used as a pronoun subject, denotes the absence of a something or particular thing that one might expect or desire to be present (“We found nothing,” “Nothing was there”) or the inactivity of a thing or things that are usually or could be active (“Nothing moved,” “Nothing happened”). As a predicate or complement “nothing” denotes the absence of meaning, value, worth, relevance, standing, or significance (“It is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”; “The affair meant nothing”; “I’m nothing in their eyes”). “Nothingness” is a philosophical term that denotes the general state of nonexistence, sometimes reified as a domain or dimension into which things pass when they cease to exist or out of which they may come to exist, e.g., God is understood to have created the universe ex nihilo, “out of nothing.”

  • Nithing (noun)

    A coward, a dastard; a wretch.


  • Nithing (noun)

    A wicked person; also, one who has acted immorally or unlawfully.


  • Nithing (adjective)

    Cowardly, dastardly.


  • Nithing (adjective)

    Notoriously evil or wicked; infamous.


  • Nothing (pronoun)

    Not any thing; no thing.

  • Nothing (pronoun)

    An absence of anything, including empty space, brightness, darkness, matter, or a vacuum.

  • Nothing (noun)

    Something trifling, or of no consequence or importance.

    “- What happened to your face?
    – It’s nothing.”

  • Nothing (noun)

    A trivial remark (especially in the term sweet nothings).

  • Nothing (noun)

    A nobody (insignificant person).

    “You’re nothing to me now!”

  • Nothing (adverb)

    Not at all; in no way.

  • Nothing (pronoun)

    not anything; no single thing

    “I said nothing”

    “they found nothing wrong”

    “there’s nothing you can do”

  • Nothing (pronoun)

    something of no importance or concern

    “no longer could we be treated as nothings”

    “‘What are you laughing at?’ ‘Oh, nothing, sir’”

    “they are nothing to him”

  • Nothing (pronoun)

    (in calculations) no amount; nought.

  • Nothing (adjective)

    having no prospect of progress; of no value

    “he had a series of nothing jobs”

  • Nothing (adverb)

    not at all

    “he looks nothing like the others”

    “a man who cared nothing for her”

  • Nothing (adverb)

    used to contradict something emphatically

    “‘This is a surprise.’ ‘Surprise nothing.’”

Oxford Dictionary

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