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; as, 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.
n 1: the state of containing nothing [ant: fullness]
2: having an empty stomach
3: an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the
emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be
ruling in a vacuum" [syn: void, vacancy, vacuum]
4: the quality of being valueless or futile; "he rejected the
vanities of the world" [syn: vanity]