(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. zero, cipher, nought, blank; nothingness; nonentity, bagatelle, trifle, zilch (sl.). See unimportance, insubstantiality, nonexistence. Ant., something.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. not anything, no thing, trifle, triviality, bagatelle, nothingness, nonexistence, inexistence, nonbeing, nullity, zero, nihility, extinction, oblivion, obliteration, annihilation, nonentity, neither hide nor hair, goose egg*, zip*, zilch*; see also blank 1 , emptiness .
for nothing,
1. gratis, without cost, unencumbered; see free 4 .
2. in vain, for naught, emptily; see unnecessary .
in nothing flat*,
Syn. in almost no time at all, speedily, rapidly; see quickly 1 .
make nothing of,
Syn. minimize, underplay, play down; see neglect 1 .
think nothing of,
Syn. minimize, underplay, disregard; see neglect 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. zero naught, none, nil, *nix, *zip, *zilch, *nada, *diddly, *squat, *goose egg, *scratch. ''A good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.''—Will Durant.
2. nonexistence void, vacuum, oblivion, nothingness, inexistence, emptiness, nonentity, nullity.
ANT.: 1. infinity, *scads, a lot. 2. existence, being
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. No thing; not anything: nil, null. Informal: zero. Slang: nix, zilch. Archaic: aught. See ABSENCE. 2. A totally insignificant person: cipher, nebbish, nobody, nonentity. Informal: pip-squeak, zero. Slang: shrimp, zilch. See IMPORTANT. 3. The condition of not existing: nihility, nonexistence, nothingness. See ABSENCE. II adjective Lacking all worth and value: drossy, good-for-nothing, inutile, no-good, valueless, worthless. Informal: no-account. See VALUE.

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