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.
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2. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; as, the emptiness of earthly glory.
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3. Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.
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Eternal smiles his emptiness betray.
Pope.
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The sins of emptiness, gossip, and spite.
Tennyson.
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