EMP'TINESS, n. [from empty.] A state of being empty; a state of containing nothing except air; destitution; absence of matter; as the emptiness of a vessel.1. Void space; vacuity; vacuum.2. Want of solidity or substance; as the emptiness of light and shade.3. Unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; as the emptiness of earthly things.4. Vacuity of head; want of intellect or knowledge.