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Synonyms for empty

Synonyms for empty

containing nothing

lacking value, use, or substance

lacking intelligent thought or content

not having a desirable element

to remove the contents of

to pass or pour out

Synonyms for empty

a container that has been emptied

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become empty or void of its content

leave behind empty

excrete or discharge from the body

holding or containing nothing

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devoid of significance or point

needing nourishment

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emptied of emotion

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References in classic literature ?
And then he nodded pleasantly, and examined the empty loom, for he would not say that he could see nothing.
You see the empty bed, the empty room, and you imagine that in one, two, tree meenutes we have killed a man and disposed of his body.
Mechanically he reached for the empty gun, drew a bead, and pulled the trigger.
He found a hidden crevice among the stones through which it had escaped to the adjoining and larger pool - a pool which he could not empty in a night and a day.
On the other hand, he knew all the time that the chamber was empty.
The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design pleased him, and whether the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty frames.
However, they put all that was given them into their knapsacks; and continued to work with as much apparent diligence as before at their empty looms.
It was just the same with this gentleman as with the minister; he surveyed the looms on all sides, but could see nothing at all but the empty frames.
The poor Marionette stood as if turned to stone, with wide eyes, open mouth, and the empty halves of the egg- shell in his hands.
Then Paul stooped down and apparently fondled the empty air.
And then was vouchsafed us the remarkable sight of an empty collar and a waving handkerchief cavorting over the fields.
David's Hall was invisible, but like strangely-hung lanterns in an empty space he saw the line of lights from the great house gleam through the obscurity.
I must own, however, that it possessed fewer terrors before my glass was empty.
When my eyes became accustomed to the light, there was Raffles holding up the match with one hand, and shading it with the other, between bare boards, stripped walls, and the open doors of empty rooms.
As to the manner in which he (or they) obtained access to the roof of the tavern, it is to be remarked that the third house, lower down in the street, was empty, and under repair--that a long ladder was left by the workmen, leading from the pavement to the top of the house-- and that, on returning to their work, on the morning of the 27th, the men found the plank which they had tied to the ladder, to prevent anyone from using it in their absence, removed, and lying on the ground.