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empty

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of empty

  1. 1 lacking contents that could or should be present <the refrigerator is empty, so we'll have to eat out> Synonyms bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, void Related Words barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhausted Near Antonyms complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teeming Antonyms full

  2. 2 feeling a desire or need for food <as the long car trip wore on, we all started to feel a little empty> Synonyms hungry, famished, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starvingRelated Words rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish; malnourished, underfed, undernourished; gluttonous, gormandizing, greedy, hoggish, insatiable, piggish, piggyNear Antonyms engorged, glutted, gorged, overfed, overfull, overstuffed, replete, stuffed, surfeitedAntonyms full, sated, satiate, satiated, satisfied

  3. 3 having no meaning <spare me your empty apologies because if you were truly sorry, you'd change> Synonyms meaningless, inane, pointless, senselessRelated Words frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, empty-headed, fatuous, foolish, half-witted, harebrained, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, mindless, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unintelligent, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany; irrational, unreasonable; aimless, haphazard, purposelessNear Antonyms eloquent, expressive, pregnant, revealing, suggestive, telling; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; consequential, eventful, important, key, major, momentous, substantial, weightyAntonyms meaningful, significant

  4. 4 having no usefulness <an empty task that was assigned just to keep us busy> Synonyms chaffy, worthless, junky, no-good, null, vain, valuelessRelated Words base, cheap, cheapjack, duff [British], inferior, lousy, low-grade, second-rate; bad, defective, dud, flawed, imperfect, substandard, unsatisfactory; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptableNear Antonyms invaluable, precious, priceless; cherished, esteemed, prized, treasured; choice, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, specialAntonyms useful, valuable, worthy

  5. 5 producing no results <all of the leads in the missing-person case were turning up empty> Synonyms abortive, barren, bootless, futile, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vainRelated Words hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductiveNear Antonyms meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableAntonyms deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous

  6. 6 not expressing any emotion <the refugees' faces had the dazed, empty look of despair> Synonyms catatonic, deadpan, blank, expressionless, impassive, inexpressive, numb, stolid, vacantRelated Words dull, vacuous, vague, vapid; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable, mysterious; motionless, static, still, wooden; reserved, restrained, reticent, taciturn; aloof, apathetic, cold, cool, detached, indifferent, phlegmatic, unresponsiveNear Antonyms engaged, interested, responsive; active, alive, animated, bright, busy, dynamic, effervescent, energetic, expansive, exuberant, lively, vivacious; eloquent, revealing, revelatory; gestic, gesticulant, gesticulative, gesticulatory, gestural; emotional, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric), unreserved, unrestrainedAntonyms demonstrative, expressive




empty

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of empty

  1. to remove the contents of <empty the room before starting to paint the ceiling> Synonyms clear, evacuate, vacate, void Related Words deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust, waste; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweep Antonyms fill, load





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