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