Definition of "emptiness" []

  • Containing nothing (adjective)
  • Without inhabitants; vacant or unoccupied (adjective)
  • Carrying no load, passengers, etc (adjective)
  • Without purpose, substance, or value (adjective)
  • Insincere or trivial (adjective)
  • Not expressive or vital; vacant (adjective)
  • Hungry (adjective)
  • Devoid; destitute (adjective)
  • Drained of energy or emotion (adjective)
  • (of a set or class) containing no members (adjective)
  • (of a name or description) having no reference (adjective)
  • To make or become empty (verb)
  • To discharge (contents) (verb)
  • To unburden or rid (oneself) (verb)
  • An empty container, esp a bottle (noun)
  • The state or feeling of being empty (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "emptiness" in a sentence
  • "In advocating what he calls emptiness, he is in effect saying that it is possible to achieve all the benefits of Daoist emptiness without trying to achieve that extreme form of emptiness."
  • "This is what I call the emptiness of having everything."
  • "Her lower-topsails hung in limp emptiness from the yards, heavy with rain and flapping soggily when she rolled."