Definitions for emptiness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
emp•tyˈɛmp ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est
(adj.)containing nothing; devoid of contents.
devoid of human activity.
Math. (of a set) containing no elements; null; void.
(v.t.)to make empty.
to discharge (contents).
(v.i.)to become empty.
The river empties into the sea.
(n.)an empty container.
Idioms for empty:
running on empty,having lost vitality, significance, or creative abilities.
Origin of empty:
bef. 900; ME; OE ǣmettig vacant
the state of containing nothing
having an empty stomach
void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuum(noun)
an empty area or space
"the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
the quality of being valueless or futile
"he rejected the vanities of the world"
The state or feeling of being empty
the state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach
want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory
want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind
Emptiness as a human condition is a sense of generalized boredom, social alienation and apathy. Feelings of emptiness often accompany dysthymia, depression, loneliness, anhedonia, despair, or other mental/emotional disorders, including schizoid personality disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizotypal personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. A sense of emptiness is also part of a natural process of grief, as resulting of separation, death of a loved one, or other significant changes. However, the particular meanings of “emptiness” vary with the particular context and the religious or cultural tradition in which it is used. While Christianity and Western sociologists and psychologists view a state of emptiness as a negative, unwanted condition, in some Eastern philosophies such as Buddhist philosophy and Taoism, emptiness is a realized achievement. Outside of Eastern philosophy, some writers have also suggested that people may use a transitory state of emptiness as a means of liberating themselves for personal growth.
Translations for emptiness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- leegheid, betekenisloosheidAfrikaans
- فَراغ، خُلُوArabic
- vazioPortuguese (BR)
- die LeereGerman
- خالی بودن؛ پوکیFarsi
- रिक्तता, शून्यता, निरर्थकताHindi
- tómleiki; tóm; innihaldsleysiIcelandic
- vuoto, vuotaggineItalian
- 텅 빔Korean
- tomhet, innholdsløshetNorwegian
- خالی بودن؛ پوکیPersian
- تشوالى، ګوګوالىPashto
- 空無Chinese (Trad.)
- пустота; марністьUkrainian
- tình trạng rỗng khôngVietnamese
- 空虚，空白Chinese (Simp.)
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