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Definition of emptiness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1a feeling of being sad because nothing seems to have any value There was an aching emptiness in her heart.
  2. 2the fact that there is nothing or no one in a place The silence and emptiness of the house did not scare her.
  3. 3(formal) a place that is empty He stared out at the vast emptiness that was the ocean.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: emptiness