hollow

hollow
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. concavity, depression, dent, cavity, hole; valley, gully, basin; channel, groove, furrow. —adj. thin, unresonant; sepulchral, deep, empty, void, unfilled, vacant; unsound, weak, uncertain, unconvincing; specious, false, unsubstantiated, inadequate. See absence.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Empty]
Syn. vacant, unfilled, void, vain; see empty 1 .
2. [Concave]
Syn. rounded inward, curving inward, bellshaped, curved, carved out, sunken, depressed, arched, vaulted, cup-shaped, excavated, infundibular, hollowed out, indented, incurved, cupped, cyathiform, incurving, incurvate, troughlike; see also bent , round 3 .
Ant. convex, raised*, elevated.
3. [Sounding as though from a cave]
Syn. cavernous, echoing, deep, resonant, ghostly, deep-toned, blooming, roaring, rumbling, reverberating, muffled, nonresonant, plangent, dull, resounding, vibrant, muffled, sepulchral, vibrating, low, booming, ringing, clangorous, deep, mute, deep-mouthed, deep-toned, muted, thunderous; see also loud 1 .
Ant. dead*, mute, silent.
4. [False]
Syn. flimsy, artificial, unsound; see false 2 .
5. [*Hungry]
Syn. unsatisfied, ravenous, starved; see hungry .
See Synonym Study at vain .
beat all hollow*,
Syn. outdo, beat, overcome; see surpass .
n.
1. [A cavity]
Syn. depression, dip, pit; see hole 2 .
2. [*A valley]
Syn. dale, bowl, basin; see valley .
See Synonym Study at hole .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
depression, concavity, indentation, cavity, dent, dimple, sink, bowl. see hole
II
a.
1. empty vacant, void, unfilled.
2. concave deep-set, indented, sunken, cavernous.
3. meaningless empty, vain, futile, worthless, useless, insincere.
ANT.: 1. full, teeming, replete. 2. convex. 3. meaningful, important, profound
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Curving inward: cavernous, concave, indented, sunken. See CONVEX. 2. Lacking value, use, or substance: empty, idle, otiose, vacant, vain. See FULL. II noun 1. A space in an otherwise solid mass: cavity, hole, pocket, vacuity, void. See CONVEX. 2. An area sunk below its surroundings: basin, concavity, depression, dip, pit1, sag, sink, sinkhole. See CONVEX.

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