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Meaning of EMPTINESS

Pronunciation:  'empteenus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being valueless or futile; "he rejected the vanities of the world"
  2. [n]  an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"
  3. [n]  having an empty stomach
  4. [n]  the state of containing nothing

EMPTINESS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: vacancy, vanity, void
 Antonyms: fullness
 See Also: blankness, condition, hollowness, hunger, hungriness, space, status, vacancy, vacuity, vacuousness, vacuum, worthlessness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Emp"ti*ness\, n. [From {Empty}.]
1. The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space;
   vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the

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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of emptiness means fruitless labor or that something is missing in your life. There is nothing to show for all the effort that you have dedicated to a project or development.
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