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hollow

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curved inward
  • There's a noticeably hollow spot in the mattress where he has been sleeping.
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vain, nugatory, otiose, idle, empty, hollow mean being without worth or significance. vain implies either absolute or relative absence of value.
    • vain promises
nugatory suggests triviality or insignificance.
    • a monarch with nugatory powers
otiose suggests that something serves no purpose and is either an encumbrance or a superfluity.
    • a film without a single otiose scene
idle suggests being incapable of worthwhile use or effect.
    • idle speculations
empty and hollow suggest a deceiving lack of real substance or soundness or genuineness.
    • an empty attempt at reconciliation
    • a hollow victory

hollow

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1 a sunken area forming a separate space
  • She made a little hollow in her mound of mashed potatoes and filled it with gravy.
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2 an area of lowland between hills or mountains
  • a quaint village nestled in a hollow among green hills
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