Definition of Emptiness

1. Noun. The state of containing nothing.

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Blankness, Hollowness, Vacancy, Vacuity, Vacuum
Derivative terms: Empty, Empty
Antonyms: Fullness



2. Noun. Having an empty stomach.
Generic synonyms: Hunger, Hungriness
Derivative terms: Empty

3. Noun. An empty area or space. "Without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
Exact synonyms: Vacancy, Vacuum, Void
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Vacant, Void, Void

4. Noun. The quality of being valueless or futile. "He rejected the vanities of the world"
Exact synonyms: Vanity
Generic synonyms: Ineptitude, Worthlessness
Derivative terms: Empty, Vain

Definition of Emptiness

1. n. The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach.

Definition of Emptiness

1. Noun. The state or feeling of being empty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emptiness

1. [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Emptiness

1. 1. The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach. 2. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory. 3. Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind. "Eternal smiles his emptiness betray." (Pope) "The sins of emptiness, gossip, and spite." (Tennyson) Origin: From Empty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emptiness

emprize
emprizes
emprosthotonos
emprosthotonus
emprove
emprovement
empt
empted
emptiable
emptied
emptier
emptiers
empties
emptiest
emptily
emptiness (current term)
emptinesses
empting
emptings
emptins
emption
emptional
emptions
emptor
empts
empty
empty-bellied
empty-handed
empty-headed
empty-nester

Literary usage of Emptiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"HUNGER NOT DUE TO emptiness OF THE STOMACH Among the suggestions which have ... Mere emptiness of the organ, therefore, does not explain the phenomenon. ..."

2. Crimson Architectural Historians 1994-2002 by CRIMSON (Firm : Rotterdam, Netherlands), Stichting Rotterdam-Maaskant (2002)
"The emptiness a authority for the reconstruction process, who immediately ordered : 'lete ... The emptiness was a pure emptiness, an innocent emptiness, ..."

3. China and the Chinese: A General Description of the Country and Its by John Livingston Nevius (1869)
"Heaven is emptiness, earth is emptiness ; so also is insignificant man, ... The sun is emptiness; the moon is emptiness; they rise in the east and set in ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"The moderation of his own claims Another example of the emptiness of con- was shown by his ceasing to write when he temporary fame. ..."

5. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life: Adapted to the State and Condition by William Law, Charles Bigg (1899)
"... regular kind of life, that is not govern d by great devotion, sufficiently shews its miseries, its wants, and emptiness to the eyes of all the world. ..."

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