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n. pl. vac·u·i·ties
1. Total absence of matter; emptiness.
2. An empty space; a vacuum.
3. Total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind.
4. Absence of meaningful occupation; idleness: "the crew, being patient people, much given to slumber and vacuity" (Washington Irving).
5. The quality or fact of being devoid of something specified: a vacuity of taste; a vacuity of emotions.
6. Something, especially a remark, that is pointless or inane: a conversation full of vacuities.
[Middle English vacuite, from Old French, from Latin vacuitās, from vacuus, empty; see vacuum.]
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n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being vacuous; emptiness
2. an empty space or void; vacuum
3. a lack or absence of something specified: a vacuity of wind.
4. lack of normal intelligence or awareness; vacancy: his stare gave an impression of complete vacuity.
5. something, such as a statement, saying, etc, that is inane or pointless
6. (in customs terminology) the difference in volume between the actual contents of a container and its full capacity
[C16: from Latin vacuitās empty space, from vacuus empty]
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va•cu•i•ty(væˈkyu ɪ ti, və-)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being vacuous or without contents.
2. absence of thought or intelligence.
3. something inane, senseless, or stupid.
4. an empty space; void.
[1535–45; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||vacuity - the absence of matter|
emptiness - the state of containing nothing
|2.||vacuity - a region that is devoid of matter|
|3.||vacuity - total lack of meaning or ideas |
meaninglessness - the quality of having no value or significance; "he resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him"
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noun inanity, stupidity, emptiness, blankness, vapidity, vacuousness, brainlessness, unintelligence, inaneness the vacuity of current pop music
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vacuity[væˈkjuːɪtɪ] N (frm)
1. (= vapidity) → vacuidad f
2. vacuities (= silly remarks) → vaciedades fpl
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vacuity[væˈkjuːəti] (formal) n → vacuité f
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n. vacuidad, vacío.
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