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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Emptiness


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.