Synonyms of 'emptiness'
suffering from feelings of emptiness and depression
the unsoundness and emptiness of his beliefs
the futility of human existence and the vanity of wealth
news items of quite astonishing triviality
the inanity of the conversation
She wanted a man to fill the emptiness in her life.
the emptiness of the desert
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If you refer to desolation in a place, you mean that it is empty and frightening, for example because it has been destroyed by a violent force or army.
We looked out upon a scene of utter desolation.
Futility is a total lack of purpose or usefulness.
the injustice and futility of terrorism
spitting in the wind
Thesaurus for emptiness from the Collins English Thesaurus
A feeling of emptiness is an unhappy or frightening feeling that nothing is worthwhile , especially when you are very tired or have just experienced something upsetting .