empty-handed

Primary Meanings of empty-handed

1.
adj
carrying nothing in the hands
2.
adj
having acquired or gained nothing
Full Definitions of empty-handed
1

adj carrying nothing in the hands

Synonyms:
empty
holding or containing nothing
2

adj having acquired or gained nothing

“the returned from the negotiations empty-handed
Synonyms:
unrewarded
unsuccessful
not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

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