emptiness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “emptiness” in the English Dictionary

"emptiness" in British English

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emptinessnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈemp.ti.nəs/

emptiness noun [U] (EMPTY SPACE)

emptyspace: He ​gazed out over the emptiness of the ​desert.

emptiness noun [U] (NOT SINCERE)

the ​fact of not being ​sincere or having no ​realmeaning: the emptiness of these ​politicalgestures

emptiness noun [U] (SAD FEELING)

a ​sadfeeling of having no ​emotion or ​purpose: I was ​left with a ​horriblefeeling of emptiness.
(Definition of emptiness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emptiness" in American English

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emptinessnoun [U]

 us   /ˈemp·ti·nəs/
emptyspace: She ​loves the emptiness of the ​desert.
lack of ​meaning or ​purpose: He ​tried to ​ignore the ​feeling of emptiness .
(Definition of emptiness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “emptiness”
in Arabic فَراغ…
in Korean 공허감…
in Portuguese vazio, vácuo…
in Catalan buidor…
in Japanese むなしさ, 空虚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空旷, 空无一物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空曠, 空無一物…
in Italian vuoto…
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