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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hollownessnoun

    the state of being hollow: having an empty space within

  2. hollownessnoun

    the property of having a sunken area

  3. insincerity, falseness, hollownessnoun

    the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical


  1. hollownessnoun

    The state or quality of being hollow.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hollownessnoun

    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.


  1. hollowness

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hollownessnoun

    state of being hollow

  2. Hollownessnoun

    insincerity; unsoundness; treachery

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hollowness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hollowness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hollowness in a Sentence

  1. Ali Shah:

    A hollowness in my life is getting greater. I am missing my wife.

  2. Joseph Brown:

    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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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. permutation
    • B. bias
    • C. accommodation
    • D. drought

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