Definition for empty

adjective as in containing nothing

adjective as in hungry

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famished, starving

Weak matches

ravenous, unfed

verb as in remove contents

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Example Sentences

He defied the atheism of communism and the empty religious practices of Putinism.

Otherwise, we will be but celebrating an empty holiday, missing its true meaning altogether.

Later schools empty out children, who race over to play games in the shade.

On Thursday, Russian bloggers published pictures of empty shelves in stores that once sold electric goods.

If they are in fact linked to North Korea, the threat may not be as empty as people think.

Herein he found an empty stall that was dark enough not to be seen, and still afforded sufficient light to read in.

When the funeral was over, and they returned to their desolate home, at the sight of the empty cradle Ramona broke down.

A quite young child will, for example, pretend to do something, as to take an empty cup and carry out the semblance of drinking.

For his heart seemed alternately full and empty; all the life he had was centred there.

In Flanders, he says, they would never attack with empty limbers behind them; they would wait till they were full up.


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On this page you'll find 300 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to empty, such as: bare, barren, blank, deserted, desolate, and devoid.

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