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1. emptiness

noun. ['ˈɛmptiːnəs, ˈɛmtiːnəs'] the state of containing nothing.

Synonyms

  • hollowness
  • blankness
  • condition
  • vacuum
  • vacancy
  • status

Antonyms

  • solidity
  • impurity
  • innocence
  • disorderliness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • empty (English)
  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Emptiness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word emptiness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Posing a subject off-center may also leave a glaring emptiness in the photo.

2. Verb, base form
Just because you live alone doesn't mean your home is doomed to emptiness.

Quotes containing the word emptiness


1. Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.
- Kahlil Gibran

2. Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

3. Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face - I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.
- Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

2. emptiness

noun. ['ˈɛmptiːnəs, ˈɛmtiːnəs'] having an empty stomach.

Synonyms

  • hunger

Antonyms

  • improvement
  • stigmatism

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • empty (English)
  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. emptiness

noun. ['ˈɛmptiːnəs, ˈɛmtiːnəs'] the quality of being valueless or futile.

Synonyms

  • vanity
  • ineptitude

Antonyms

  • meaningfulness
  • truthfulness
  • sincerity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • empty (English)
  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. emptiness

noun. ['ˈɛmptiːnəs, ˈɛmtiːnəs'] an empty area or space.

Synonyms

  • space
  • vacancy
  • vacuum

Antonyms

  • wetness
  • unsoundness
  • guilt
  • astigmatism

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • empty (English)
  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
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