emptiness meaning, emptiness definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images


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  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge