adjective, emp·ti·er, emp·ti·est.
verb (used with object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
verb (used without object), emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.
noun, plural emp·ties.
SYNONYMS FOR empty
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Origin of empty
synonym study for empty
OTHER WORDS FROM empty
Example sentences from the Web for empty
The melancholy bleeds into the beautiful, without emptily aestheticizing for effect.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’|Sarah Moroz|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But when a common fellow emptily asks me anything, I tap it on this side and that, and sift it to the bottom.The Sayings Of Confucius|Confucius
The world seemed emptily open before her once more, chill and lonely as the autumn morning.Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
It fell on its back—a dead face covered with blood staring emptily at the ceiling.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for empty
adjective -tier or -tiest
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
noun plural -ties
Derived forms of emptyemptiable, adjectiveemptier, nounemptily, adverbemptiness, noun
Word Origin for empty
Idioms and Phrases with empty
In addition to the idioms beginning with empty
- empty calories
- empty nest
- empty suit
- glass is half full (half empty)
- running on empty