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
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Example sentences from the Web for empty
They are afflicted with “progressive spiritual emptiness,” he said, which no amount of academic honors and degrees can fill.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Netherland, published in 2008, attempted to capture a feeling of emptiness in the West after the catastrophic events of 9/11.Joseph O'Neill's 'The Dog' Has a Dystopian Dubai as Modernity's Stand-In|J.P. O’Malley|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I contemplate God among the dead I find only emptiness and silence.
Now I think that many are beginning to experience the rawness of the trauma, emptiness, and loss.
“I walk around with an emptiness that no one or anything has been able to fill,” she wrote.34 Years Later, Gunshots Still Echo From a Senseless Killing|Michael Daly|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It felt to him that he simply walked straight out of her life into a world of emptiness and ice and shadows.
In the desolate emptiness of desert that yawned ahead, he saw this single tree that blossomed, and offered shade.
All the election officials present check the complete emptiness of the box.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Augustine, however, had been gifted by chance with a spirit lofty enough to feel the emptiness of such a life.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac
What must be the horror, darkness and emptiness of those living substances that are "inferior" to us?Tyranny of God|Joseph Lewis
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