1 not anything
There was nothing in the room except for a mattress.
She waited and watched, but nothing happened.
nothing at all: I knew nothing at all about looking after babies.
nothing else: The smoke alarms were working, but it seemed nothing else was.
nothing new/strange/wrong etc: I saw nothing strange in the situation.
There’s nothing wrong with tourism – it’s good for business.
nothing to do/eat/drink etc: The kids complain that there’s nothing to do there.
Some of them had had nothing to eat for three days.
Synonyms and related words