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emptiness

noun [U] uk   /ˈemp.ti.nəs/ us  

emptiness noun [U] (EMPTY SPACE)

empty space: He gazed out over the emptiness of the desert.

emptiness noun [U] (NOT SINCERE)

the fact of not being sincere or having no real meaning: the emptiness of these political gestures

emptiness noun [U] (SAD FEELING)

a sad feeling of having no emotion or purpose: I was left with a horrible feeling of emptiness.
Translations of “emptiness”
in Korean 공허감…
in Arabic فَراغ…
in Portuguese vazio, vácuo…
in Catalan buidor…
in Japanese むなしさ, 空虚…
in Italian vuoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空曠, 空無一物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空旷, 空无一物…
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