Definition of emptily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈemptɪli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemptɪli//
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  1. 1without showing any feeling or emotion She stood staring emptily into space.
  2. 2in an unhappy way because there is nothing interesting or pleasant to look forward to The rest of his life yawned emptily in front of him.
  3. 3with no meaning The word rang emptily.
  4. 4in a way that shows there are no people or things inside Every third house glared emptily back at me through broken windows.