Vacuity Va*cu"i*ty, n. [L. vacuitas. See {Vacuous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance. [1913 Webster]

Hunger is such a state of vacuity as to require a fresh supply of aliment. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Space unfilled or unoccupied, or occupied with an invisible fluid only; emptiness; void; vacuum. [1913 Webster]

A vacuity is interspersed among the particles of matter. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

God . . . alone can answer all our longings and fill every vacuity of our soul. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

3. Want of reality; inanity; nihility. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Their expectations will meet with vacuity. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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