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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 of empty bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, void Words Related to empty barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhausted Near Antonyms of empty complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teeming Antonyms of empty 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 of empty hungry, famished, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starvingWords Related to empty rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish; malnourished, underfed, undernourished; gluttonous, gormandizing, greedy, hoggish, insatiable, piggish, piggyNear Antonyms of empty engorged, glutted, gorged, overfed, overfull, overstuffed, replete, stuffed, surfeitedAntonyms of empty 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 of empty meaningless, inane, pointless, senselessWords Related to empty 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 of empty eloquent, expressive, pregnant, revealing, suggestive, telling; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; consequential, eventful, important, key, major, momentous, substantial, weightyAntonyms of empty meaningful, significant

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

  5. 5 producing no results all of the leads in the missing-person case were turning up empty Synonyms of empty abortive, barren, bootless, futile, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vainWords Related to empty hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductiveNear Antonyms of empty meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableAntonyms of empty 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 of empty catatonic, deadpan, blank, expressionless, impassive, inexpressive, numb, stolid, vacantWords Related to empty 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 of empty 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 of empty demonstrative, expressive

Synonym Discussion of empty

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

synonyms see in addition vain


empty

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of empty

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


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