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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"

    Synonyms:
    hole, holler

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    massive, unreverberant, nonresonant, solid, meaningful

  3. hole, hollow(adj)

    a depression hollowed out of solid matter

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    vacuous, empty

    Antonyms:
    nonresonant, unreverberant, meaningful, solid, massive

  5. hollow(adj)

    as if echoing in a hollow space

    "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"

    Synonyms:
    vacuous, empty

    Antonyms:
    nonresonant, meaningful, massive, solid, unreverberant

  6. empty, hollow, vacuous(verb)

    devoid of significance or point

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    nonresonant, massive, solid, unreverberant, meaningful

  8. hollow, hollow out, core out(verb)

    remove the interior of

    "hollow out a tree trunk"

    Synonyms:
    excavate, dig, core out, hollow out

    Antonyms:
    unreverberant, nonresonant, solid, massive, meaningful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hollow

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hollow(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vacant, empty, void, cavernous, not solid

  2. hollow(a.)

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

  3. hollow(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deep, low, rumbling

  4. hollow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    depression, low spot, low place

  5. hollow(n.)

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

  6. hollow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    groove, channel, canal

  7. hollow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    excavate, scoop

  8. hollow(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] wholly, completely, utterly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hollow(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    convex, protuberant, sincere

  2. hollow(n)

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

  3. hollow(v)

    Synonyms:
    scoop, excavate, concave

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hollow":

    empty, trough, peckish

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How to use hollow in a sentence?

  1. Keith Waring:

    If we vote for it today, how are we going to be better off tomorrow or the next day ? without a substantive change in policy, the proposal is hollow.

  2. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?

  3. Wilkinson Eyre:

    Two of them are still going to be used as flues for the massive, modern energy center that we're going to construct to power the place, the third will remain hollow with a glass roof, and the fourth will house a cylindrical glass elevator that will pop out at the top at a viewing platform.

  4. David Conroy:

    A lot of these apps, it turns out, are kind of hollow.

  5. Social Democrat Peter Bartels:

    We cannot allow ourselves any hollow structures given the actual security situation.


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