emptiness meaning, emptiness definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       n-uncount   A feeling of emptiness is an unhappy or frightening feeling that nothing is worthwhile, especially when you are very tired or have just experienced something upsetting.  
The result later in life may be feelings of emptiness and depression.     
2       n-uncount   The emptiness of a place is the fact that there is nothing in it.  
...the emptiness of the desert.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    bareness, blankness, desertedness, desolation, destitution, vacancy, vacuum, void, waste  
2    aimlessness, banality, barrenness, frivolity, futility, hollowness, inanity, ineffectiveness, meaninglessness, purposelessness, senselessness, silliness, unreality, unsatisfactoriness, unsubstantiality, vainness, valuelessness, vanity, worthlessness  
3    cheapness, hollowness, idleness, insincerity, triviality, trivialness  
4    absentness, blankness, expressionlessness, unintelligence, vacancy, vacantness, vacuity, vacuousness  
5      (informal)   desire, hunger, ravening  

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feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home


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