What does emptiness mean?

Definitions for emptiness
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emptiness.

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

    Etymology: [From Empty.]

  2. Emptiness(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Empty.]

  3. Emptiness(noun)

    want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind

    Etymology: [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.

How to pronounce emptiness?

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How to say emptiness in sign language?

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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

Examples of emptiness in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    The whole point of getting engrossed in something that interests you, is that you dissolve into it, the more the intensity...the more you become vapor - you dissolve. In fact, there is no you to judge, to see... only emptiness within, that is the whole purpose of life... at least my life!”

  2. Ben Carson:

    Irrational decisions and violence often ensue, with few legal consequences for the individuals involved. 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.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    When life only consists of infantile first world problems and day-by-day futilities, our mind is eager for other values, which should fill the unbearable emptiness. If we are suffocating under the pressure of the banality of evil and losing out to the slowly infiltrating cancerous cells of indifference, resilience and redirection is required. ("The world was somewhere else" )

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Religion’s biggest crime is to slow down the Human’s Intellectual Evolution! It creates an illusion as if there is a safe port somewhere. The truth is that there is no safe port; man is in emptiness! Intellectual Evolution is our only chance to build a safe port by ourselves!

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    If emptiness is endless, then everything rests in emptiness.

Images & Illustrations of emptiness

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