Nothingism
Nothingism Noth"ing*ism, n. Nihility; nothingness. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • nothingism — nothˈingism noun 1. Nothingness 2. Triviality • • • Main Entry: ↑nothing …   Useful english dictionary

  • know-nothingism — ŋˌizəm noun ( s) 1. usually capitalized K&N : the principles and policies of the 19th century Know Nothings 2. : the fact or condition of knowing nothing or of desiring to know nothing or the conviction that nothing can be known with certitude… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Do-nothingism — Do noth ing*ism, Do nothingness Do noth ing*ness, n. Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness. [Jocular] Carlyle. Miss Austen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Know-nothingism — Know noth ing*ism, n. The doctrines, principles, or practices, of the Know nothings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • know-nothingism — noun Date: 1854 1. capitalized K&N the principles and policies of the Know Nothings 2. the condition of knowing nothing or desiring to know nothing or the conviction that nothing can be known with certainty especially in religion or morality 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • do-nothingism — noun see do nothing II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • know-nothingism — See know nothing. * * * …   Universalium

  • do-nothingism — /dooh nuth ing iz euhm/, n. the policy or practice of opposing a specific measure or change simply by refusing to consider or act on proposals; deliberate obstructionism. [1830 40; DO NOTHING + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • do-nothingism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. The quality or state of being lazy: idleness, indolence, laziness, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, sluggardness, sluggishness. See INDUSTRIOUS …   English dictionary for students

  • know-nothingism — principles or practices of the secret American political group the Know nothings …   English contemporary dictionary

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