Emp"ti*ness, n. [From Empty.]


The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach.


Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory.


Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.

Eternal smiles his emptiness betray. Pope.

The sins of emptiness, gossip, and spite. Tennyson.


© Webster 1913.