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Synonyms for empty
ˈɛmp ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empty(adj)

    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. empty(adj)

    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, vacuous(adj)

    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-bellied(adj)

    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. empty(verb)

    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. empty(verb)

    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, discharge(verb)

    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, abandon(verb)

    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. empty(verb)

    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, empty(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. empty(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    fill, full

  2. empty(adjective)

    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. empty(adjective)

    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

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. empty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    void, devoid, vacant, unoccupied

  2. empty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfurnished, unsupplied, unfilled, destitute

  3. empty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unsubstantial, unsatisfying, unsatisfactory, vain, hollow

  4. empty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    desolate, waste, deserted

  5. empty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    senseless, silly, weak

  6. empty(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, drain, evacuate, deplete

  7. empty(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge, disembogue, pour out

  8. empty(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    flow, disembogue, flow out, be discharged

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. empty(a)

    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. empty(v)

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

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How to use empty in a sentence?

  1. Fang Fang Zhang:

    It is remarkable that cancer survivors are still burdened by suboptimal dietary intake, not getting enough fiber and having too many empty calories are established risk factors for many chronic health conditions.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Only once in a while you become aware of your intrinsic nature, with sudden bursts of empty spaces, without any effort on your part, you come home, rejoice every breath so deep and so soothing, you relax, unfocused, you skip into timelessness. This is the greatest mystery, the greatest gift of existence, without any identification to your senses, no clutches of your old patterns of mind. Few Glimpses of Heaven on the earth! I have experienced, have you?

  3. Joseph Capone:

    It’s a 42-foot rowboat that weighs two tons, empty.

  4. Socrates:

    Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with IT Professional about the glass being half-full or half-empty, she/he will tell you the good news that the glass capacity will increase by 100% next year and the cost of that "half-full or half-empty glass" will be reduced by 50% - as predicted by "Philmore Glass Law"' written by Dr. Philmore Glass, 100 years ago, about filling more in the glass year after year. Just a word of caution: She/he may not give you the heads-up that it will cost you 50% more next year, and year after year - to get your question answered by her/him, or to get tech support from call centers located in foreign countries.


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