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empty

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1 lacking contents that could or should be present
  • the refrigerator is empty, so weʼll have to eat out
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bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, void

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2 feeling a desire or need for food
  • as the long car trip wore on, we all started to feel a little empty
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famished, hungry, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starving

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4 having no usefulness
  • an empty task that was assigned just to keep us busy
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5 producing no results
  • all of the leads in the missing-person case were turning up empty
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in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail

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empty, vacant, blank, void, vacuous mean lacking contents which could or should be present. empty suggests a complete absence of contents.
    • an empty bucket
vacant suggests an absence of appropriate contents or occupants.
    • a vacant apartment
blank stresses the absence of any significant, relieving, or intelligible features on a surface.
    • a blank wall
void suggests absolute emptiness as far as the mind or senses can determine.
    • a statement void of meaning
vacuous suggests the emptiness of a vacuum and especially the lack of intelligence or significance.
    • a vacuous facial expression

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empty

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to remove the contents of
  • empty the room before starting to paint the ceiling
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