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Synonyms for empty
ˈɛmp tiemp·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. emptyadjective

    Antonyms:
    fill, full

  2. emptyadjective

    Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.

    Put the empties out to be recycled.

    Synonyms:
    leerEtymology 3, clear, unoccupied, clean, toom

    Antonyms:
    fill, full

  3. emptyadjective

    Antonyms:
    full

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. empty

    That is empty which contains nothing; that is vacant which is without that which has filled or might be expected to fill it; vacant has extensive reference to rights or possibilities of occupancy. A vacant room may not be empty, and an empty house may not be vacant. Vacant, as derived from the Latin, is applied to things of some dignity; empty, from the Saxon, is preferred in speaking of slight, common, or homely matters, tho it may be applied with special force to the highest; we speak of empty space, a vacant lot, an empty dish, an empty sleeve, a vacant mind, an empty heart, an empty boast, a vacant office, a vacant or leisure hour. Void and devoid are rarely used in the literal sense, but for the most part confined to abstract relations, devoid being followed by of, and having with that addition the effect of a prepositional phrase; as, the article is devoid of sense; the contract is void for want of consideration. Waste, in this connection, applies to that which is made so by devastation or ruin, or gives an impression of desolation, especially as combined with vastness, probably from association of the words waste and vast: waste is applied also to uncultivated or unproductive land, if of considerable extent; we speak of a waste track or region, but not of a waste city lot. Vacuous refers to the condition of being empty or vacant, regarded as continuous or characteristic.

    Synonyms:
    blank, leisure, unemployed, unfilled, unoccupied, untenanted, vacant, vacuous, void, waste

    Antonyms:
    brimful, brimmed, brimming, busy, crammed, crowded, filled, full, gorged, inhabited, jammed, occupied, overflowing, packed, replete

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emptyadjective

    a container that has been emptied

    "return all empties to the store"

    Antonyms:
    overloaded, awash(p), ladened, chock-full, flooded, weighed down, air-filled, untouched, inundated, brimful, meaningful, riddled, afloat(p), sperm-filled, replete(p), overflowing, glutted, pregnant, overladen, fraught(p), untasted, instinct(p), chuck-full, chockablock(p), well-lined, stuffed, engorged, filled, chockful, gas-filled, congested, brimming, overfull, thirsty, heavy, full, loaded, choke-full, laden, egg-filled, brimfull, cram full, undrained, fill, fill up, make full

  2. emptyadjective

    holding or containing nothing

    "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"

    Synonyms:
    hollow, empty-bellied, vacuous

    Antonyms:
    chock-full, choke-full, chuck-full, chockful, full, overfull, chockablock(p), well-lined, overladen, filled, untasted, overloaded, stuffed, brimming, ladened, overflowing, congested, heavy, undrained, weighed down, awash(p), brimfull, riddled, fraught(p), sperm-filled, pregnant, replete(p), meaningful, egg-filled, laden, inundated, thirsty, untouched, loaded, engorged, glutted, brimful, flooded, instinct(p), gas-filled, air-filled, afloat(p), cram full, fill up, fill, make full

  3. empty, hollow, vacuousadjective

    devoid of significance or point

    "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"

    Synonyms:
    vacuous, fatuous, mindless, asinine, empty-bellied, blank, hollow, inane

    Antonyms:
    awash(p), laden, glutted, meaningful, untouched, chuck-full, congested, loaded, well-lined, chockful, riddled, overladen, sperm-filled, choke-full, overloaded, chockablock(p), weighed down, filled, thirsty, brimful, replete(p), chock-full, pregnant, instinct(p), undrained, afloat(p), inundated, fraught(p), cram full, ladened, heavy, air-filled, overflowing, full, stuffed, brimfull, overfull, flooded, engorged, untasted, brimming, gas-filled, egg-filled, fill up, make full, fill

  4. empty, empty-belliedadjective

    needing nourishment

    "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"

    Synonyms:
    hollow, empty-bellied, vacuous

    Antonyms:
    replete(p), stuffed, chockablock(p), chock-full, brimming, afloat(p), untouched, loaded, untasted, thirsty, egg-filled, fraught(p), gas-filled, ladened, well-lined, chockful, riddled, glutted, air-filled, engorged, full, inundated, filled, congested, brimfull, overflowing, weighed down, instinct(p), flooded, overladen, heavy, pregnant, overloaded, choke-full, meaningful, undrained, overfull, brimful, laden, sperm-filled, cram full, awash(p), chuck-full, fill up, fill, make full

  5. emptyverb

    emptied of emotion

    "after the violent argument he felt empty"

    Synonyms:
    hollow, empty-bellied, vacuous

    Antonyms:
    overladen, engorged, untouched, untasted, overfull, riddled, thirsty, pregnant, chock-full, ladened, filled, sperm-filled, chockablock(p), brimming, chockful, fraught(p), choke-full, air-filled, afloat(p), stuffed, glutted, inundated, instinct(p), cram full, heavy, well-lined, meaningful, undrained, brimfull, brimful, chuck-full, gas-filled, full, congested, weighed down, loaded, awash(p), flooded, overflowing, egg-filled, replete(p), overloaded, laden, fill, fill up, make full

  6. emptyverb

    make void or empty of contents

    "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"

    Synonyms:
    evacuate, vacate, void, discharge, abandon

    Antonyms:
    thirsty, brimful, overloaded, ladened, well-lined, inundated, congested, chockablock(p), untasted, brimming, meaningful, sperm-filled, replete(p), afloat(p), overladen, weighed down, chockful, air-filled, egg-filled, laden, pregnant, stuffed, full, gas-filled, chock-full, untouched, cram full, glutted, instinct(p), loaded, overflowing, riddled, engorged, awash(p), undrained, fraught(p), heavy, choke-full, chuck-full, filled, overfull, flooded, brimfull, fill, fill up, make full

  7. empty, dischargeverb

    become empty or void of its content

    "The room emptied"

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, assoil, expel, abandon, dispatch, vacate, clear, acquit, discharge, release, evacuate, put down, eject, exonerate, drop, muster out, complete, exculpate, drop off, set down, go off, unload, void, fire, free

    Antonyms:
    choke-full, riddled, overloaded, stuffed, flooded, gas-filled, heavy, chockful, filled, overflowing, meaningful, cram full, sperm-filled, pregnant, egg-filled, overladen, fraught(p), replete(p), glutted, loaded, instinct(p), inundated, laden, congested, engorged, ladened, full, untouched, overfull, afloat(p), brimfull, well-lined, chock-full, awash(p), brimful, thirsty, brimming, air-filled, undrained, untasted, chuck-full, chockablock(p), weighed down, fill, fill up, make full

  8. vacate, empty, abandonverb

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

    Synonyms:
    overturn, abandon, lift, vacate, annul, rescind, countermand, discharge, evacuate, reverse, renounce, desolate, give up, resign, desert, revoke, forsake, void, repeal

    Antonyms:
    thirsty, chock-full, overladen, fraught(p), meaningful, afloat(p), weighed down, engorged, congested, riddled, undrained, flooded, ladened, awash(p), choke-full, full, overfull, stuffed, brimful, untasted, well-lined, air-filled, gas-filled, filled, heavy, pregnant, laden, overflowing, untouched, overloaded, chockablock(p), sperm-filled, inundated, brimming, egg-filled, cram full, instinct(p), chuck-full, glutted, replete(p), chockful, brimfull, loaded, fill up, fill, make full

  9. emptyverb

    remove

    "Empty the water"

    Synonyms:
    evacuate, vacate, void, discharge, abandon

    Antonyms:
    full, air-filled, afloat(p), replete(p), overflowing, stuffed, choke-full, laden, untasted, chuck-full, chock-full, brimming, egg-filled, untouched, thirsty, weighed down, overfull, glutted, congested, fraught(p), inundated, flooded, overladen, ladened, sperm-filled, loaded, meaningful, gas-filled, heavy, chockablock(p), chockful, overloaded, well-lined, awash(p), undrained, pregnant, riddled, brimful, cram full, engorged, instinct(p), brimfull, filled, fill, make full, fill up

  10. evacuate, void, emptyverb

    excrete or discharge from the body

    Synonyms:
    discharge, void, nullify, abandon, vacate, avoid, annul, vitiate, invalidate, evacuate, quash

    Antonyms:
    heavy, overfull, awash(p), thirsty, ladened, air-filled, chockablock(p), undrained, congested, brimful, inundated, riddled, sperm-filled, untouched, instinct(p), full, fraught(p), afloat(p), well-lined, filled, meaningful, brimming, choke-full, egg-filled, weighed down, replete(p), gas-filled, stuffed, chock-full, brimfull, loaded, cram full, untasted, engorged, chuck-full, laden, overladen, pregnant, chockful, glutted, overflowing, flooded, overloaded, fill up, make full, fill

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Editors Contribution

  1. barren

    wasteland; has no sight of plants, water, or any form of living things; lifeless

    "the barren wasteland was dry and lifeless"

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    void, devoid, vacant, unoccupied

  2. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfurnished, unsupplied, unfilled, destitute

  3. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsubstantial, unsatisfying, unsatisfactory, vain, hollow

  4. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    desolate, waste, deserted

  5. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    senseless, silly, weak

  6. emptyverb

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, drain, evacuate, deplete

  7. emptyverb

    Synonyms:
    discharge, disembogue, pour out

  8. emptyverb

    Synonyms:
    flow, disembogue, flow out, be discharged

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. emptyadjective

    Synonyms:
    depleted, vacant, inane, unoccupied, void, vacant, unfilled, tenantless, blank, evacuated, free, devoid of, lacking, destitute, senseless, hollow, vain, delusive, unsatisfying, inane, unreal, deflated

  2. emptyverb

    Synonyms:
    deplete, exhaust, unload, unburden, evacuate, disembogue, deflate

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How to use empty in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I still have people out there waiting to be approved and everyone knows they're gonna be approved, it's just a delay, delay, delay, it's really sad. We still don't have our Cabinet. ... I hate having a Cabinet meeting and I see all these empty seats.

  2. Michelangelo:

    What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?

  3. Penn State coach James Franklin:

    It took a lengthy replay review to confirm the initial call and when the official made the announcement Penix knew was coming, the wild celebration began inside the mostly empty stadium. Allen needed to pull out every trick in the book, too, especially afterSean Cliffordhooked up with Jahan Dotson on a 60-yard TD pass to give Penn State Penn State first lead of the second half, 21-20 with 2:30 left in regulation. Penn State sacked Penix on the next two plays, forced him to throw the ball away on third and an incompletion on fourth, taking the ball back on down at the Indiana 14. This time, Allen called for the defense to give up the touchdown, hoping for one more possession, and Devyn Ford obliged with a TD run that gave Penn State a 28-20 lead. We went through that situation this week. We went through that situation on the sideline. Obviously, we could have handled it better and I could have handled it better.

  4. Albert Aguero:

    I looked to the left, and the apartment is half sheared off. I looked right ahead, which is where the elevators are supposed to be, it was just two empty elevator shafts, thankfully, the emergency exit light to the staircase was lit up, so we sprinted to the staircase and opened that door, only to realize that the wall had partially collapsed there. At that moment, it really hit me that we were racing against time to get to the bottom of the building before the entire thing came down.

  5. David Dillen:

    If they were not taken care of they would have died a long time ago, i think it’s a pity people nowadays tend to look at the glass being half-empty instead of half-full.


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