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 for Emptier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emptier \Emp"ti*er\ (?; 215), n.
     One who, or that which, empties.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emptier \Emp"ti*er\, compar.
     of Empty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Empty \Emp"ty\ (?; 215), a. [Compar. Emptier; superl.
     Emptiest.] [AS. emtig, [ae]mtig, [ae]metig, fr. [ae]mta,
     [ae]metta, quiet, leisure, rest; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
     emsig busy.]
     1. Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within;
        void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; --
        said of an inclosure, or a container, as a box, room,
        house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher;
        an empty stomach; empty shackles.
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     2. Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of. "That fair female
        troop . . . empty of all good." --Milton.
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              I shall find you empty of that fault. --Shak.
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     3. Having nothing to carry; unburdened. "An empty messenger."
        --Shak.
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              When ye go ye shall not go empty.     --Ex. iii. 21.
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     4. Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of
        language; as, empty words, or threats.
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              Words are but empty thanks.           --Cibber.
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     5. Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said
        of pleasure, the world, etc.
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              Pleas'd in the silent shade with empty praise.
                                                    --Pope.
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     6. Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree;
        as, an empty vine.
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              Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind. --Gen.
                                                    xli. 27.
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     7. Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy;
        as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
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              That in civility thou seem'st so empty. --Shak.
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     8. Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial;
        as, empty dreams.
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     Note: Empty is used as the first element in a compound; as,
           empty-handed, having nothing in the hands, destitute;
           empty-headed, having few ideas; empty-hearted,
           destitute of feeling.
  
     Syn: See Vacant.
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