What does emptiness mean?

Definitions for emptiness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emptiness(noun)

    the state of containing nothing

  2. emptiness(noun)

    having an empty stomach

  3. 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"

  4. vanity, emptiness(noun)

    the quality of being valueless or futile

    "he rejected the vanities of the world"

Wiktionary

  1. emptiness(Noun)

    The state or feeling of being empty

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emptiness(noun)

    the state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach

  2. Emptiness(noun)

    want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory

  3. Emptiness(noun)

    want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind

  4. Origin: [From Empty.]

Freebase

  1. Emptiness

    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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emptiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emptiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    If emptiness is endless, then everything rests in emptiness.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When you jump onto the emptiness of the loneliness, the best parachute to land you safely will be the books!

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.

  4. Ben Carson:

    Seven years ago, the country was promised change that it could believe in. The emptiness of that promise notwithstanding, real change ultimately resides in each of us.

  5. Renae A. Sauter:

    Don’t be afraid of emptiness. Emptiness is divine. Let the divine fill up the space in a way that’s really right for you. “Trying to fill it up too soon, blocks your gifts.”

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