emptiness

  • 1 Emptiness — as a human condition of generalized boredom, social alienation and apathy. Feelings of emptiness often accompany dysthymia, [Downs, A. The Half Empty Heart: A supportive guide to breaking free from chronic discontent. (2004)] depression,… …

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  • 2 Emptiness — 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 stomach. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 emptiness — index insufficiency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 emptiness — 1530s, from EMPTY (Cf. empty) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 emptiness — [n] void, bareness blank, blankness, chasm, depletedness, desertedness, desolation, destitution, exhaustion, gap, hollowness, inanition, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, waste; concepts 720,733 Ant. capacity, fill, fullness …

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  • 6 emptiness — [[t]e̱mptinəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT A feeling of emptiness is an unhappy or frightening feeling that nothing is worthwhile, especially when you are very tired or have just experienced something upsetting. The result later in life may be feelings of… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 emptiness — See emptily. * * * ▪ mysticism also called  Nothingness, or Void,         in mysticism and religion, a state of “pure consciousness” in which the mind has been emptied of all particular objects and images; also, the undifferentiated reality (a… …

    Universalium

  • 8 emptiness — emp|ti|ness [ˈemptinıs] n [U] 1.) a feeling of great sadness and loneliness ▪ She felt an emptiness in her heart when he left. 2.) when there is nothing or nobody in a place emptiness of ▪ the silence and emptiness of the desert …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 emptiness — noun (U) 1 a feeling of great unhappiness and loneliness: She felt an emptiness in her heart when he left. 2 the state of having nothing in an area or space (+ of): the silence and emptiness of the desert …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 emptiness — emp|ti|ness [ emptinəs ] noun uncount 1. ) an empty space or state: the vast emptiness of space 2. ) a feeling of having no emotion, interest, or purpose …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 emptiness — noun she had filled an emptiness in his life Syn: void, vacuum, empty space, vacuity, gap, vacancy, hole, lack …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 emptiness — UK [ˈemptɪnəs] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a feeling of having no emotion, interest, or purpose 2) an empty space or state the vast emptiness of space …

    English dictionary

  • 13 emptiness — empty ► ADJECTIVE (emptier, emptiest) 1) containing nothing; not filled or occupied. 2) having no meaning or likelihood of fulfilment: an empty threat. 3) having no value or purpose. ► VERB (empties, emptied) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 emptiness — noun 1. the state of containing nothing (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑fullness • Derivationally related forms: ↑empty • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status • …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 emptiness — noun see empty I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 emptiness — noun The state or feeling of being empty …

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  • 17 emptiness — Synonyms and related words: absence, absence of mind, absurdity, acreage, aimlessness, angst, anguish, anxiety, appetite, area, aridity, bareness, barrenness, big deal, blankness, bleakness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, boredom, breadth, canine… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 emptiness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. void, vacuum, vacuity, vacancy, gap, chasm, blankness, blank, depletedness, inanition, exhaustion, hollowness, desolation. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. void, vacuity, vacuum, nothingness, space, vacancy, desolation,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 emptiness — emp·ti·ness || emptɪnɪs n. state of being empty, condition of not being filled …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 emptiness — n. 1. Empty state or condition, vacancy, destitution of contents. 2. Destitution, lack of supplies, want of furniture. 3. Vacuity, vacuum, void, void space, vacancy. 4. Unsatisfactoriness, unsatisfyingness, vanity, hollowness, unreality. 5.… …

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