Etymology
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empty-handed (adj.)

"bringing nothing," 1610, from empty (adj.) + -handed.

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Definitions of empty-handed

empty-handed (adj.)
having acquired or gained nothing;
the returned from the negotiations empty-handed
Synonyms: unrewarded
empty-handed (adj.)
carrying nothing in the hands;
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