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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 of vacant bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], empty, vacuous, voidWords Related to vacant barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhaustedNear Antonyms of vacant complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teemingAntonyms of vacant full

  2. 2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment looking for vacant land on which to build a house Synonyms of vacant dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, inactiveWords Related to vacant abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms of vacant functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms of vacant 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 of vacant catatonic, deadpan, empty, expressionless, impassive, inexpressive, numb, stolid, blankWords Related to vacant 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 vacant 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 vacant demonstrative, expressive

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

Synonym Discussion of vacant

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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