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vacant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of vacant

  1. 1 lacking contents that could or should be present <a vacant room that could be converted into a classroom> Synonyms bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], empty, vacuous, voidRelated Words barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhaustedNear Antonyms complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teemingAntonyms full

  2. 2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <looking for vacant land on which to build a house> Synonyms dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, inactiveRelated Words abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working

  3. 3 not expressing any emotion <the prisoner's vacant and distracted expression> Synonyms catatonic, deadpan, empty, expressionless, impassive, inexpressive, numb, stolid, blankRelated 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

  4. 4 left unoccupied or unused <police discovered that vagrants had been sleeping in the vacant warehouse> Synonyms derelict, deserted, desolate, disused, forgotten, forsaken, rejected, abandoned, vacated, voidRelated Words ignored, neglected, unattended, untended; castaway, cast-off, discarded, jettisoned, junked, refuse, waste; godforsaken, miserable, shabby, wretched; empty, idleNear Antonyms reclaimed, recovered, redeemed, rescued, retrieved, salvaged, saved; reconditioned, rehabbed, rehabilitated, restored; repeopled


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