[ UK /nˈʌθɪŋz/ ]
[ US /ˈnəθɪŋz/ ]
  1. inconsequential conversation
    they traded a few nothings as they parted
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How To Use nothings In A Sentence

  • Walter, for I know he has a thousand things, and I a thousand nothings, to do; but I hope to see him at Abbotsford before very long, and I will sweat his claret for him, though Italian abstemiousness has made my brain but a shilpit concern for a Scotch sitting 'inter pocula.' Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals
  • We start out walking on the street, whispering sweet nothings in each other's ears, playing a bitter-sweet game of cat and mouse.
  • It's an attempt by the know-nothings in Congress to pander to their constituencies and stir them up with idiotic talk of ‘unelected judges’ taking away their right.
  • Chief of these was the Know-nothings who stood for what they called Americanism, and raised an opposition to Catholicism. Children of the Market Place
  • Unionists such as Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson Hamilton allied with the Know-Nothings, reflecting that party's strength among the small farmers in the western districts.
  • It surely would sound sarcastic if these pampered good-for-nothings were to condescend to socialize with manual workers and make friends with them.
  • Candidates were referred to as blatherskites, big-nothings, stuffed shirts, jellyfish, etc.
  • When Giggs was, supposedly, the squeaky-clean family man © the Sun so beloved of his sponsors, there were still among his fans lazy good-for-nothings who gobbed and swore and sang dubious chants. All this talk of fallen heroes is such rot. Having an affair is not a crime | Rachel Cooke
  • No, fancy stuff like that was for the layabouts, the good-for-nothings, the dreamers, those who didn't have a clue as to what was what.
  • The previous post in this blog was Sweet nothings from the Goldschmidt people. Boomers (Jack Bog's Blog)
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