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Synonyms for hollow
ˈhɒl oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hollow(noun)

    a cavity or space in something

    "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

    hole, holler

    unreverberant, solid, nonresonant, massive, meaningful

  2. hollow, holler(noun)

    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, hollow(adj)

    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. hollow(adj)

    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. hollow(adj)

    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, vacuous(verb)

    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, hollow(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    remove the interior of

    "hollow out a tree trunk"

    excavate, dig, core out, hollow out

    unreverberant, nonresonant, solid, massive, meaningful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hollow

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hollow(a.)

    vacant, empty, void, cavernous, not solid

  2. hollow(a.)

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

  3. hollow(a.)

    deep, low, rumbling

  4. hollow(n.)

    depression, low spot, low place

  5. hollow(n.)

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

  6. hollow(n.)

    groove, channel, canal

  7. hollow(v. a.)

    excavate, scoop

  8. hollow(ad.)

    [Low.] wholly, completely, utterly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    empty, trough, peckish

How to say hollow in sign language?

  1. hollow

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