What does emptiness mean?

Definitions for emptiness
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emptinessnoun

    the state of containing nothing

  2. emptinessnoun

    having an empty stomach

  3. void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuumnoun

    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, emptinessnoun

    the quality of being valueless or futile

    "he rejected the vanities of the world"

Wiktionary

  1. emptinessnoun

    The state or feeling of being empty

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Emptinessnoun

    Etymology: from empty.

    Where cities stood,
    Well fenc’d, and numerous, desolation reigns,
    And emptiness; dismay’d, unfed, unhous’d,
    The widow and the orphan stroll. Phillips.

    His coffers sound
    With hollow poverty and emptiness. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Nor could another in your room have been,
    Except an emptiness had come between. Dryden.

    The ordinary air in which we live and respire, is of so thin a composition, that sixteen thousand one hundred and forty-nine parts of its dimensions are mere emptiness and nothing; and the remaining one only, material and real substance. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    ’Tis this which causes the graces and the loves to take up their habitations in the hardest marble, and to subsist in the emptiness of light and shadow. John Dryden, Dufresnoy, Pref.

    O frail estate of human things,
    Now to our cost your emptiness we know. Dryden.

    Form the judgment about the worth or emptiness of things here, according as they are or are not of use, in relation to what is to come after. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Eternal smiles his emptiness betray,
    As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Alexander Pope, Epist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emptinessnoun

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

  2. Emptinessnoun

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

  3. Emptinessnoun

    want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind

  4. 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.

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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. Michel Platini:

    He is simply scared of the future, as he has given his life to the institution, to the point where he now identifies himself fully with FIFA, i understand the fear of that emptiness that he must have; it's natural. But if he really loves FIFA, he should have put its interests ahead of his own.

  2. Alexis karpouzos:

    We can't communicate the incommuunicable, we can't explain the inconceivable, life's fullness forever lies in wait about each one of us, and the lonely emptiness of existence is permanent, but a star deep in our heart lead us the way home

  3. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson:

    When the soul is starved for nourishment, it lets us know with feelings of emptiness, anxiety, or yearning.

  4. Clifford Villalon:

    The purpose of living is not to live in misery or hatred. Solitude cannot fill anybody's emptiness if the object of living is not known.

  5. 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.

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