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See definition of empty on Dictionary.com
  • adj.containing nothing
  • adj.fruitless, ineffective
  • adj.hungry
  • verbremove contents

synonyms for empty

  • bare
  • barren
  • blank
  • deserted
  • desolate
  • devoid
  • dry
  • hollow
  • unfilled
  • uninhabited
  • unoccupied
  • vacant
  • abandoned
  • clear
  • dead
  • deflated
  • depleted
  • desert
  • despoiled
  • exhausted
  • forsaken
  • lacking
  • vacated
  • void
  • wanting
  • waste
  • destitute
  • godforsaken
  • stark
  • unfurnished
  • vacuous
See also synonyms for: emptied / emptying
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antonyms for empty

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  • aware
  • busy
  • filled
  • full
  • inhabited
  • occupied
  • overflowing
  • populated
  • animated
  • cherished
  • sufficient
  • unused
  • abundant
  • complete
  • copious
  • effective
  • entire
  • fruitful
  • productive
  • replete
  • sated
  • satisfied
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How to use empty in a sentence

Herein he found an empty stall that was dark enough not to be seen, and still afforded sufficient light to read in.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
When the funeral was over, and they returned to their desolate home, at the sight of the empty cradle Ramona broke down.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
A quite young child will, for example, pretend to do something, as to take an empty cup and carry out the semblance of drinking.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
For his heart seemed alternately full and empty; all the life he had was centred there.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In Flanders, he says, they would never attack with empty limbers behind them; they would wait till they were full up.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But the house will rarely be empty now that the shooting has begun, and there is always something going on in the neighborhood.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
In one instant the mottled-faced gentleman depressed his hand again, and every glass was set down empty.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
She was not born to make money--especially by dodges and false politeness, out of idle, empty-noddled boarders.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
If it be suspected that the stomach will not be empty, it should be washed out with water the evening before.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It was being driven very rapidly, but very skillfully, and the car was empty save for the driver.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
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WORDS RELATED TO EMPTY

  • alone
  • cast aside
  • cast away
  • deserted
  • discarded
  • dissipated
  • dropped
  • dumped
  • eliminated
  • empty
  • forgotten
  • forsaken
  • given up
  • godforsaken
  • jilted
  • left
  • left in the cold
  • left in the lurch
  • neglected
  • on the rocks
  • outcast
  • passed up
  • pigeon-holed
  • rejected
  • relinquished
  • shunned
  • side-tracked
  • sidelined
  • unoccupied
  • vacant
  • vacated
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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