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emptiness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of emptiness

  1. 1 a need or desire for food <the emptiness that usually sets in about three o'clock in the afternoon> Synonyms appetite, belly, hunger, famishment, munchies, stomachRelated Words rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity; malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment; craving, sweet tooth; famine, fast, hunger strike; gluttony, gourmandism, greed, hoggishnessNear Antonyms fill, fullness, glut, repleteness, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, surfeitAntonyms inappetence

  2. 2 empty space <there in the vast emptiness of the desert was a long-abandoned jeep> Synonyms black hole, blank, blankness, vacancy, vacuity, voidRelated Words nothingness; inane, vacuum; air, open, waste; bareness, barrenness, bleakness, desolateness, hollowness; cavity, gap, hole, hollowNear Antonyms fullness (also fulness), repleteness

  3. 3 the quality or state of being empty <the emptiness of the interior of the isolated house just made it seem all the more eerie> Synonyms bareness, vacancy, vacantness, vacuityRelated Words hollowness; blankness, vacuum, void; nothingness; barrenness, bleakness, desolateness; availability, clearness, openness; depletion, dryness, exhaustionNear Antonyms completeness; abundance, fatness, repletenessAntonyms fullness (also fulness)




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