Definitions for hollowness
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the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
the property of having a sunken area
insincerity, falseness, hollownessnoun
the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
The state or quality of being hollow.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from hollow.
If you throw a stone or a dart, they give no sound; no more do bullets, except they happen to be a little hollowed in the casting, which hollowness penneth the air. Francis Bacon, Natur. Hist.
I have seen earth taken up by a strong wind, so that there remained great empty hollowness in the place. George Hakewill.
An heap of sand or fine powder will suffer no hollowness within them, though they be dry substances. Burnet.
Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least;
Nor are those empty hearted, whose low sound
Reverbs no hollowness. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
People, young and raw, and soft natured, think it an easy thing to gain love, and reckon their own friendship a sure price of any man’s: but when experience shall have shewn them the hardness of most hearts, the hollowness of others, and the baseness and ingratitude of almost all, they will then find that a friend is the gift of God, and that he only who made hearts can unite them. Robert South, Sermons.
Hollowness refers to the state or quality of being hollow, i.e., having an empty space inside. It can also refer to the lacking of real value, sincerity, or substance. It can be utilized metaphorically to describe emptiness or lack of meaningful content in various contexts such as emotional hollowness, intellectual hollowness, etc.
state of being hollow
insincerity; unsoundness; treachery
The numerical value of hollowness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hollowness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
A hollowness in my life is getting greater. I am missing my wife.
We are confident that once all of the facts in this matter are public the hollowness of this criticism will be apparent. It is not the goal of our office to embarrass Walmart. Walmart's behavior in dispensing opioid medication in the middle of a public health crisis should embarrass Walmart.
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