Synonyms of hollow in English:



  • 1 each fibre has a hollow core
    empty, not solid, void, unfilled, vacant, hollowed out
    [Antonyms] solid
  • 2 her cheeks were hollow and her face bony
  • 3 ‘Goodbye,’ he said in a hollow voice
    dull, low, flat, toneless, expressionless; muffled, muted; deep, rumbling, echoing, sepulchral
  • 4 the result was a hollow victory
    [Antonyms] worthwhile
  • 5 the women believed it was nothing but a hollow promise
    [Antonyms] sincere
  • Phrases

    beat someone hollow

    he was a mere boy, but he beat them hollow
    [Antonyms] lose to
    trouncedefeat utterlybeatannihilatedrubgive a drubbing tocrushroutworstoverwhelmoutclass informalhammerclobberthrashlickbestpastepoundpulverizecrucifyslaughtermassacremurderflattendemolishdestroywalk overwipe the floor withtake to the cleanersmake mincemeat ofturn inside outBritish informalstuffmarmalizeNorth American informalshellaccreamskunkblow outUS informalown


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  • 1 a hollow at the base of a large tree
    hole, pit, cavity, crater, trough, cave, cavern; depression, indentation, concavity, dent, dint, dip, dimple, dish, basin, niche, nook, cranny, recess
  • 2 a village nestled in a hollow in the Cotswolds
    valley, vale, dale; Britishdene, combe, slade; Northern Englishclough; Scottishglen, strath
    literary dell, dingle
  • verb

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  • a tunnel hollowed out in a mountain range
    gouge out, scoop out, dig out, cut out, excavate, channel
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