Synonyms
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1. empty-handed

adjective. ['ˈɛmptiːˈhændɪd'] having acquired or gained nothing.

Synonyms

  • unsuccessful

Antonyms

  • profitable
  • undefeated

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Words that Rhyme with Empty Handed

  • single-handed
  • underhanded
  • lefthanded
  • evenhanded
  • unbranded
  • righthanded
  • red-handed
  • expanded
  • disbanded
  • stranded
  • remanded
  • demanded
  • commanded
  • branded
  • sanded
  • landed
  • candid
  • banded

2. empty-handed

adjective. ['ˈɛmptiːˈhændɪd'] carrying nothing in the hands.

Antonyms

  • fortunate

3. heavy-handed

adjective. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands.

Synonyms

  • bungling
  • butterfingered
  • ham-handed
  • handless
  • left-handed
  • maladroit
  • bumbling

Antonyms

  • skilled
  • clockwise
  • right-handed
  • ambidextrous

4. empty

adjective. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] holding or containing nothing.

Synonyms

  • ransacked
  • vacant
  • blank
  • clean
  • stripped
  • fullness
  • void
  • bare
  • pillaged
  • vacuous
  • empty-handed
  • white
  • lifeless
  • plundered
  • looted
  • glazed

Antonyms

  • emptiness
  • vitalize
  • uninjured
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. empty

adjective. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] devoid of significance or point.

Synonyms

  • hollow
  • vacuous
  • meaningless

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose
  • indistinct
  • unclearness

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. empty

verb. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] make void or empty of contents.

Synonyms

  • hollow
  • clear
  • knock out
  • alter
  • drain
  • discharge
  • change
  • hollow out
  • clean out
  • bail
  • evacuate
  • gut
  • exhaust
  • bleed
  • clear out
  • core out
  • void
  • modify

Antonyms

  • opaque
  • clutter
  • convict
  • obfuscate

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. empty

verb. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] become empty or void of its content.

Synonyms

  • discharge
  • turn
  • flow away
  • flow off

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify
  • opacity

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. empty

verb. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] leave behind empty; move out of.

Synonyms

  • abandon
  • go away
  • go forth
  • vacate

Antonyms

  • illegible
  • confused
  • obstructed
  • encumbered

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. empty

verb. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] remove.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • unload
  • offload
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • fail
  • impure
  • cloudy
  • overcast

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. empty

noun. ['ˈɛmpti, ˈɛmti'] a container that has been emptied.

Antonyms

  • ambiguous

Etymology

  • emty (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • æmtig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word empty-handed


1. Noun Phrase
If you're really serious about finding out where someone works, and the methods above leave you empty handed, you might need to turn to a private investigator.

2. Noun Phrase
Even in prime crab season, it's easy to go home empty handed if you arrive at the water during the wrong time of day.

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