Synonyms of hollow in English:

hollow


See definition of hollow

adjective

1‘each fibre has a hollow core’

SYNONYMS
empty, not solid, void, unfilled, vacant, hollowed out
ANTONYMS

solid

2‘her cheeks were hollow and her face bony’

SYNONYMS
sunken, deep-set, concave, depressed, dented, indented, caved in
rare incurvate

3‘‘Goodbye,’ he said in a hollow voice’

SYNONYMS
dull, low, flat, toneless, expressionless
muffled, muted
deep, rumbling, echoing, sepulchral

4‘the result was a hollow victory’

SYNONYMS
meaningless, empty, valueless, worthless, useless, pyrrhic, futile, of no use, of no value, of no avail, fruitless, profitless, pointless, unavailing
archaic bootless
ANTONYMS

worthwhile

5‘the women believed it was nothing but a hollow promise’

SYNONYMS
insincere, hypocritical, feigned, pretended, artificial, false, dissembling, dissimulating, deceitful, sham, cynical, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unsound, flimsy, two-faced, double-dealing
informal phoney, pretend
ANTONYMS

sincere


noun

1‘a hollow at the base of a large tree’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
valley, vale, dale
British dene, combe, slade
Northern English clough
Scottish glen, strath
literary dell, dingle

verb

1‘a tunnel hollowed out in a mountain range’

SYNONYMS
gouge out, scoop out, dig out, cut out, excavate, channel

Phrases

    beat someone hollow

    ‘he was a mere boy, but he beat them hollow’


    SYNONYMS

    trounce, defeat utterly, beat, annihilate, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout, worst, overwhelm, outclass

    informal

    hammer, clobber, thrash, lick, best, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, slaughter, massacre, murder, flatten, demolish, destroy, walk over, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, turn inside out

    British informal

    stuff, marmalize

    North American informal

    shellac, cream, skunk, blow out

    US informal

    own

    ANTONYMS

    lose to