- the quality or state of being empty; emptiness
- an empty space; void or vacuum
- emptiness of mind; lack of intelligence, interest, or thought
- an inane or senseless thing, remark, or quality; inanity
Origin of vacuityClassical Latin vacuitas from vacuus, empty
- Total absence of matter; emptiness.
- An empty space; a vacuum.
- Total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind.
- Absence of meaningful occupation; idleness: “the crew, being patient people, much given to slumber and vacuity” ( Washington Irving )
- The quality or fact of being devoid of something specified: a vacuity of taste; a vacuity of emotions.
- Something, especially a remark, that is pointless or inane: a conversation full of vacuities.
Origin of vacuityMiddle English vacuite from Old French from Latin vacuitās from vacuus empty ; see vacuum .
From the Latin vacuitÄs (“empty space", “vacancy", “vacuity"); equivalent to vacu(ous) +"Ž -ity.