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.
Origin of empty
SYNONYMS FOR empty
Examples from the Web for emptily
And she was walking with Mr. Pond down the corridor, which was so long, echoing so emptily.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
To us it seems far out of focus and expressed about as emptily and unhappily as possible.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
Plan after plan was brought forward and set aside for this reason or for that, till at length they stared at each other emptily.The Lady Of Blossholme|H. Rider Haggard
And then he emptily talks of the "magnificent sweep of my eloquence," and my "oratoric power."Apologia pro Vita Sua|John Henry Newman
He looked into it with sharp scrutiny, and tapped it emptily on his open palm.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for emptily
adjective -tier or -tiest
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
noun plural -ties
Derived Formsemptiable, adjectiveemptier, nounemptily, adverbemptiness, noun
Word Origin for empty
Idioms and Phrases with emptily
In addition to the idioms beginning with empty
- empty calories
- empty nest
- empty suit
- glass is half full (half empty)
- running on empty