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Related to vacantly: unceremoniously, potentially, obviously

va·cant

 (vā′kənt)
adj.
1.
a. Containing nothing; empty: vacant space.
b. Not occupied or put to use: a vacant row of seats.
c. Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: a vacant position.
d. Not filled with any activity: vacant hours. See Synonyms at empty.
2. Law Lacking an identified heir: a vacant estate.
3.
a. Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind.
b. Lacking expression; blank: a vacant stare.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vacāns, vacant-, present participle of vacāre, to be empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

va′cant·ly adv.
va′cant·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.vacantly - in a vacant mannervacantly - in a vacant manner; "she was staring vacantly into the room"
Translations
بِدون تَرْكيز
roztržitě
fraværende
kifejezéstelenül
tómlega, annars hugar
dalgın dalgınifadesizce

vacantly

[ˈveɪkəntlɪ] ADV
1. [look] → con gesto ausente, distraídamente
2. (= stupidly) → sin comprender, boquiabierto

vacantly

[ˈveɪkəntli] adv [stare, look] → l'air absent

vacantly

adv (= stupidly)blöde; (= dreamily)abwesend; he gazed vacantly at meer sah mich mit leerem Blick an

vacantly

[ˈveɪkntlɪ] advcon sguardo assente
to gaze vacantly into space → guardare nel vuoto

vacant

(ˈveikənt) adjective
1. empty or unoccupied. a vacant chair; Are there any rooms vacant in this hotel?
2. showing no thought, intelligence or interest. a vacant stare.
ˈvacancyplural ˈvacancies noun
1. an unoccupied post. We have a vacancy for a typist.
2. the condition of being vacant; emptiness. The vacancy of his expression made me doubt if he was listening.
ˈvacantly adverb
absent-mindedly; without concentration. He stared vacantly out of the window.
References in classic literature ?
She was not in pain, but lay with closed eyes, vacantly murmuring, as one who dreams.
As soon as his chattering teeth would let him speak, he smiled vacantly, and said he thought it must have been the Cramp.
They both glanced at the subject of this remark, who had taken a seat on the other side of the fire, and, smiling vacantly, was making puzzles on his fingers with a skein of string.
But being now interrupted, he put up the image; and pretty soon, going to the table, took up a large book there, and placing it on his lap began counting the pages with deliberate regularity; at every fiftieth page --as I fancied --stopping a moment, looking vacantly around him, and giving utterance to a long-drawn gurgling whistle of astonishment.
Crayford hears the vacantly uttered words, falling faster and faster from her lips
He looked at her in doubt and dread, vacantly repeating: 'Curse the hour?
I saw it in her frowning brows, in her colorless eyes looking at me vacantly.
She vacantly hummed a fantastic tune as she poked at the wood embers on the hearth and munched a cracker.
Howard and the judge sprang to their feet with the opening sentence-- why, neither knew; then they stood gazing vacantly at each other.
While he was gone, I sat down on my usual stool and looked vacantly at my sister, feeling pretty sure that the man would not be there.
The effect was to drive all he knew out of Philip's head, and he looked at the printed page vacantly.
And he opened his eyes again and stared vacantly into the darkness around him.