Synonyms of hollow
1 emptyDictionary • a hollow cylinder
empty • The room was bare and empty.
vacant • They came upon a vacant house.
2 sunkenDictionary • hollow cheeks
sunken • an elderly man with sunken cheeks
depressed • Manual pressure is applied to a depressed point on the body.
concave • Remove the flesh from the concave part of the shell.
3 worthlessDictionary • Any threat to bring in the police is a hollow one.
worthless • Training is worthless unless there is proof that it works.
empty • My life was hectic but empty before I met him.
useless • He realised that their money was useless in this country.
vain • They worked all night in a vain attempt to finish on schedule.
meaningless • They seek strong sensations to dull their sense of a meaningless existence.
pointless • Violence is always pointless.
futile • a futile attempt to ward off the blow
fruitless • It was a fruitless search.
unavailing • a brave but unavailing fight against a terminal illness
4 insincereDictionary • His hollow laugh had no mirth in it.
insincere • He found himself surrounded by insincere flattery.
false • She was a false friend, envious of her lifestyle and her life with her husband.
artificial • The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
hypocritical • It seems hypocritical to pay someone to do the dirty work for me.
5 dullDictionary • the hollow sound of a gunshot
dull • The coffin was closed with a dull thud.
low • Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it.
flat • Her voice was flat, with no hope in it.
muffled • She heard a muffled cough behind her.
1 cavityDictionary • where water gathers in a hollow and forms a pond
cavity • The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.
hole • He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.
depression • an area pockmarked by rainfilled depressions
pit • He lost his footing and began to slide into the pit.
cave • creatures such as bats and moths which shelter in caves
den • The skunk makes its den in burrows and hollow logs.
basin • countries around the Pacific Basin
dent • There was a dent in the bonnet of the car.
crater • A huge crater marks the spot where the explosion happened.
cavern • an enormous cavern, with caves running in all directions from it
excavation • excavations in the earth
indentation • With a knife make slight indentations around the pastry.
dimple • cellulite causes orange peel-like dimples on the skin
IDIOM:▷ beat someone hollow
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artificialIf you describe someone or their behaviour as artificial, you disapprove of them because they pretend to have attitudes and feelings which they do not really have.
• The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
phoney or phony (informal),
phoney or phony (informal),
basinIn geography, a basin is a particular region of the world where the earth's surface is lower than in other places.
• countries around the Pacific Basin
caveA cave is a large hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or one that is under the ground.
• creatures such as bats and moths which shelter in caves
Thesaurus for hollow from the Collins English Thesaurus
having a hole, cavity, or space within; not solid
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