Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section I. Existence
2. Being, in the Concrete
UNSUBSTANTIALITY, insubstantiality; nothingness, nihility; no degree, no part, no quantity, no thing.
NOTHING, naught, nil [L.], nullity. zero, cipher, no one, nobody; never a one, neer one; no such thing, none in the world; nothing whatever, nothing at all, nothing on earth; not a particle (smallness) [See Smallness]; all talk, all moonshine, all stuff and nonsense; matter of no importance, matter of no consequence.
THING OF NAUGHT, man of straw, John Doe and Richard Roe, fagot (or faggot) voter [polit. cant, Eng.]; nominis umbra [L.], nonentity, cipher, nought, nothing, obscurity, lay figure; flash in the pan, vox et præterea nihil [L.].
PHANTOM (fallacy of vision) [See Dim-sightedness]; shadow; dream (imagination) [See Imagination]; ignis fatuus [L.] (luminary) [See Luminary]; such stuff as dreams are made on [Tempest]; air, thin air; bubble [See Bubble, Cloud]; mockery.
BLANK; void (absence) [See Absence]; hollowness.
INANITY, fatuity, fools paradise.
VANISH, evaporate, fade, fleet, sink, fly, dissolve, melt away; die, die away, die out; disappear [See Disappearance].