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



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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