Definition of emptiness :
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 knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.
3. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory.
toilet table, full, conceit, desolation, exhaustion, blank, self-love, vanity, hollowness, conceitedness, vacuum, chasm, gap, dressing table, depletedness, inanition, dresser, amour propre, vacuum cleaner
desolation (part of speech: noun)
absence (part of speech: noun)
nonexistence (part of speech: noun)
thoughtlessness (part of speech: noun)
unsubstantiality (part of speech: noun)
- He was one of those youths who take the only possible way for emptiness to make itself of consequence- that of concealment and affected mystery. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
- The resolution which he had taken of heading the army in person determined him, before his departure from France, solemnly to invest the Queen with the title of Regent during his absence; but the precautions which he took to name an efficient Council by whom she was to be assisted in the government of the kingdom excited the indignation and resentment of her personal favourites, especially of Concini, who thus saw himself rendered powerless when he had hoped to assert his influence and to improve his fortunes; and under the pressure of this disappointment he hastened to represent to his royal mistress the utter emptiness of the dignity with which Henry proposed to invest her. - "The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Julia Pardoe.
- It was as though she, the great North, had heard his defiant words the night before, and thus proved to him their emptiness. - "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.