Definition for EMP'TI-NESS

EMP'TI-NESS, n. [from empty.]

  1. A state of being empty; a state of containing nothing except air; destitution; absence of matter; as, the emptiness of a vessel.
  2. Void space; vacuity; vacuum. Dryden.
  3. Want of solidity or substance; as, the emptiness of light and shade. Dryden.
  4. Unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; as, the emptiness of earthly things.
  5. Vacuity of head; want of intellect or knowledge. Pope.

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