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vacant

va·cant

vacant

 
pronunciation:
veI knt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without contents or activity; unfilled; empty.
The streets were vacant after midnight.The shelves in the store were vacant after the sale.
synonyms:
empty, idle, unfilled, void
antonyms:
full
similar words:
bare, barren, blank, hollow, lacking, vacuous, wanting
definition 2: not in use; unoccupied; available.
There were no vacant rooms at the hotel.We're still looking for someone to fill the vacant position in our office.
synonyms:
available, empty, free, idle, unoccupied, unused
antonyms:
occupied
similar words:
deserted, open, unclaimed, unemployed, unengaged, uninhabited, up for grabs, void
definition 3: showing lack of thought or emotion.
She was not herself and only looked at me with a vacant stare.
synonyms:
blank, empty, vacuous, wooden
antonyms:
expressive
similar words:
apathetic, asinine, deadpan, dull, empty-headed, hollow, inane, indifferent, vapid
derivations: vacantly (adv.), vacantness (n.)
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The word vacant contains the following parts:
vac Latin root that means empty
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.