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noun as in void, bareness

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They are afflicted with “progressive spiritual emptiness,” he said, which no amount of academic honors and degrees can fill.

Netherland, published in 2008, attempted to capture a feeling of emptiness in the West after the catastrophic events of 9/11.

When I contemplate God among the dead I find only emptiness and silence.

Now I think that many are beginning to experience the rawness of the trauma, emptiness, and loss.

“I walk around with an emptiness that no one or anything has been able to fill,” she wrote.

It felt to him that he simply walked straight out of her life into a world of emptiness and ice and shadows.

In the desolate emptiness of desert that yawned ahead, he saw this single tree that blossomed, and offered shade.

All the election officials present check the complete emptiness of the box.

Augustine, however, had been gifted by chance with a spirit lofty enough to feel the emptiness of such a life.

What must be the horror, darkness and emptiness of those living substances that are "inferior" to us?


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to emptiness, such as: desolation, vacuum, blank, blankness, chasm, and destitution.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.