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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emptiness  \Emp"ti*ness\,  n.  [From  {Empty}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  empty;  absence  of  contents;  void  space; 
  vacuum;  as  the  emptiness  of  a  vessel;  emptiness  of  the 
  stomach. 
 
  2.  Want  of  solidity  or  substance;  unsatisfactoriness; 
  inability  to  satisfy  desire;  vacuity;  hollowness;  the 
  emptiness  of  earthly  glory. 
 
  3.  Want  of  knowledge;  lack  of  sense  vacuity  of  mind. 
 
  Eternal  smiles  his  emptiness  betray.  --Pope. 
 
  The  sins  of  emptiness,  gossip,  and  spite. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emptiness 
  n  1:  the  state  of  containing  nothing  [ant:  {fullness}] 
  2:  having  an  empty  stomach 
  3:  an  empty  area  or  space;  "the  huge  desert  voids";  "the 
  emptiness  of  outer  space"  [syn:  {void},  {vacancy}] 
  4:  the  quality  of  being  valueless  or  futile;  "he  rejected  the 
  vanities  of  the  world"  [syn:  {vanity}] 




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