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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vacuity \Va*cu"i*ty\ (v[.a]*k[=u]"[i^]*t[y^]), noun [L. vacuitas. See {Vacuous}.]

1. The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance.

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

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

A vacuity is interspersed among the particles of matter. --Bentley.

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

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

Their expectations will meet with vacuity. --Glanvill.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vacuity

noun

1: the absence of matter [syn: {vacuum}, {vacuity}]

2: a region that is devoid of matter [syn: {vacuum}, {vacuity}]

3: total lack of meaning or ideas [syn: {inanity}, {senselessness}, {mindlessness}, {vacuity}, {pointlessness}]


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