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Vacant vs Unused - What's the difference?

vacant | unused |

As adjectives the difference between vacant and unused

is that vacant is not occupied; empty while unused is not used.

vacant

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Not occupied; empty.
  • vacant lot
  • Showing no intelligence or interest.
  • ''a vacant stare

    Synonyms

    * (Not occupied) available, empty, free, uninhabited, unoccupied * (Showing no intelligence or interest) vacuous, thousand mile stare

    Derived terms

    * vacancy noun * vacantly adverb

    unused

    English

    Usage notes

    The second pronunciation () pronunciation, which is acceptable for either sense and is normally used for the "not used" sense in all registers.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • not used
  • I have two unused vouchers for a free meal.
  • not accustomed
  • I am unused to the dark nights of the countryside.

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