noun, plural va·cu·i·ties.
Origin of vacuity
Examples from the Web for vacuity
Historical Examples of vacuity
The vacuity and the superfluity are thus partially compensated by each other.Cratylus
"Or the vacuity of the unlucky, possibly," said Tom, with an easy laugh.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
Dust on the water, cries on the water, then vacuity and silence.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Did it not all spring from the barrenness and vacuity of rural life?A Spoil of Office
She beats the taeds that live in stanes,An' fatten in vacuity!The Book of Humorous Verse
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for vacuity
late 14c., "hollow space," from Latin vacuitas "empty space, vacancy, freedom," from vacuus "empty" (see vacuum). Originally in anatomy. Meaning "vacancy of mind or thought" is attested from 1590s.