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1‘each fibre has a hollow core’
empty, not solid, void, unfilled, vacant, hollowed out
2‘her cheeks were hollow and her face bony’
sunken, deep-set, concave, depressed, dented, indented, caved in
3‘‘Goodbye,’ he said in a hollow voice’
dull, low, flat, toneless, expressionless
deep, rumbling, echoing, sepulchral
4‘the result was a hollow victory’
meaningless, empty, valueless, worthless, useless, pyrrhic, futile, of no use, of no value, of no avail, fruitless, profitless, pointless, unavailing
5‘the women believed it was nothing but a hollow promise’
insincere, hypocritical, feigned, pretended, artificial, false, dissembling, dissimulating, deceitful, sham, cynical, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unsound, flimsy, two-faced, double-dealing
informal phoney, pretend
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
British dene, combe, slade
Northern English clough
Scottish glen, strath
literary dell, dingle
1‘a tunnel hollowed out in a mountain range’
gouge out, scoop out, dig out, cut out, excavate, channel
‘he was a mere boy, but he beat them hollow’
trounce, defeat utterly, beat, annihilate, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout, worst, overwhelm, outclass
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
shellac, cream, skunk, blow out
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