(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. empty, unfilled; vacant, vacuous, expressionless; unloaded. See nonexistence, insubstantiality, absence, formlessness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without writing or other marks]
Syn. white, clear, virgin, fresh, unused, plain, empty, unmarked, untouched, pale, new, spotless, unadorned, bare; see also clean 1 .
Ant. used*, inscribed, printed*.
2. [Without meaning or expression]
Syn. impassive, expressionless, vague, vacant, vacuous, dull, glazed, glassy-eyed, hollow, empty, meaningless, fruitless, noncommittal, uncommunicative, masklike, stiff, immobile, inscrutable, deadpan, poker-faced.
Ant. excited*, expressive, nervous.
3. [Without content]
Syn. void, barren, vacant, vacuous; see empty 1 .
4. [Bewildered]
Syn. disconcerted, nonplused, confused, muddled; see bewildered .
5. [Complete]
Syn. utter, total, unconditional; see absolute 1 .
1. [An empty space]
Syn. void, hollow, hole, cavity, vacancy, space, gulf, nothingness, emptiness, hollowness, vacuity, abyss, opening, vacuum, tabula rasa (Latin), hiatus, gap, interval, lacuna; see also emptiness .
2. [A form]
Syn. questionnaire, data sheet, information blank; see form 5 .
draw a blank*,
Syn. fail to remember, be unable to remember, lose one's memory, disremember*; see forget 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
nothing, zero, void, nil, emptiness, space.
1. clear empty, vacant, white, unmarked, untouched, clean, barren, unused.
2. expressionless lifeless, dull, vacuous, vacant, dead, glassy, indifferent, deadpan, apathetic.
ANT.: 1. filled, marked, used. 2. lively, thoughtful
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Containing nothing: bare, clear, empty, vacant, vacuous, void. See FULL. 2. Lacking expression: deadpan, expressionless, inexpressive, pokerfaced. See SHOW. 3. Lacking intelligent thought or content: empty, empty-headed, inane, vacant, vacuous. See FULL.

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