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.
(01 Mar 1998)
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