EMP'TINESS, noun [from empty.] A state of being empty; a state of containing nothing except air; destitution; absence of matter; as the emptiness of a vessel.
1. Void space; vacuity; vacuum.
2. Want of solidity or substance; as the emptiness of light and shade.
3. Unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; as the emptiness of earthly things.
4. Vacuity of head; want of intellect or knowledge.