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Synonyms for hollow
ˈhɒl oʊhol·low

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hollow

    full, solid, well-stored, strong, firm, sincere, true, genuine, substantial, sound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hollownoun

    a cavity or space in something

    "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

    hole, holler

    unreverberant, solid, nonresonant, massive, meaningful

  2. hollow, hollernoun

    a small valley between mountains

    "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"

    roaring, bellow, holloa, hole, holler, yowl, hollering, holla, hollo, bellowing, roar

    massive, unreverberant, nonresonant, solid, meaningful

  3. hole, hollowadjective

    a depression hollowed out of solid matter

    maw, trap, golf hole, cakehole, jam, muddle, holler, yap, pickle, gob, hole, fix, kettle of fish, mess

    meaningful, solid, unreverberant, nonresonant, massive

  4. hollowadjective

    not solid; having a space or gap or cavity

    "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"

    vacuous, empty

    nonresonant, unreverberant, meaningful, solid, massive

  5. hollowadjective

    as if echoing in a hollow space

    "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"

    vacuous, empty

    nonresonant, meaningful, massive, solid, unreverberant

  6. empty, hollow, vacuousverb

    devoid of significance or point

    "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"

    vacuous, fatuous, empty, mindless, asinine, empty-bellied, blank, inane

    nonresonant, massive, unreverberant, solid, meaningful

  7. excavate, dig, hollowverb

    remove the inner part or the core of

    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

    stab, dig, cut into, prod, grind, travail, core out, turn over, jab, delve, labour, savvy, excavate, comprehend, compass, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, unearth, turn up, labor, dig out, grasp, hollow out, drudge, moil, toil, dig up

    nonresonant, massive, solid, unreverberant, meaningful

  8. hollow, hollow out, core outverb

    remove the interior of

    "hollow out a tree trunk"

    excavate, dig, core out, hollow out

    unreverberant, nonresonant, solid, massive, meaningful

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hollowadjective

    vacant, empty, void, cavernous, not solid

  2. hollowadjective

    insincere, treacherous, false, faithless, hypocritical, pharisaical, deceitful, false-hearted, hollow-hearted

  3. hollowadjective

    deep, low, rumbling

  4. hollownoun

    depression, low spot, low place

  5. hollownoun

    cavity, concavity, depression, excavation, hole, cave, cavern, dent, dint, dimple, pit

  6. hollownoun

    groove, channel, canal

  7. hollowverb

    excavate, scoop

  8. hollowadjective

    [Low.] wholly, completely, utterly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hollowadjective

    excavated, cavernous, vacant, void, unfilled, empty, cannulated, concave, depressed, gaunt, sunken, insincere, unsound, false, hypocritical

    convex, protuberant, sincere

  2. hollownoun

    depression, cavity, valley, concavity, channel, groove, concave, recess, correi

  3. hollowverb

    scoop, excavate, concave

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hollow":

    empty, trough, peckish

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  1. Terri Sewell:

    Racism -- in any of its forms -- is never acceptable, not in the 1960s and not now, governor Ivey's actions were reprehensible and are deeply offensive. Governor Ivey words of apology ring hollow if not met with real action to bridge the racial divide.

  2. Theresa Dellinger:

    There are little hollow hairs in that fluffy, hairy material, it's not going to reach out and bite you, but if someone brushes up against that hair, it'll release toxins that you'll have a reaction to.

  3. Lord Byron, Letter to Thomas Moore:

    What is hope? nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.

  4. Geraldo Rivera:

    If you had done the obvious and saw the problem as it's manifesting itself -- it's no accident that you're facing an avalanche of criticism following that first trip you made to Guatemala and then to Mexico, she's declaring victory but it seems kind of hollow when the reality is so jarring compared to what she's actually accomplished.

  5. Chinese:

    A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as the hollow mountain returns all sounds.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overhead
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overt
    • D. surface

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