Synonyms of hollow in English:

hollow


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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