Empty-handed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌemptɪ ˈhændɪd|  American pronunciation of the word empty-handed
Brit.  |ˌɛmptɪˈhandɪd|  British pronunciation of the word empty-handed

adjective

- having acquired or gained nothing(syn: unrewarded)

the returned from the negotiations empty-handed

- carrying nothing in the hands

Examples

I spent all morning looking for a suitable present, but came home empty-handed.

the returned from the negotiations empty-handed

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