Having sunken, dark ringed eyes demonstrative of lack of sleep or fear.

His hollowed-eyed visage showed hed been tortured with fear.

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  • hollow-eyed — [häl′ō īd΄] adj. having deep set eyes or dark areas under the eyes, as from sickness or fatigue …   English World dictionary

  • hollow-eyed — adjective characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver • Syn: ↑deep eyed, ↑sunken eyed • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • hollow eyed — Synonyms and related words: attenuated, cadaverous, corpselike, drawn, emacerated, emaciate, emaciated, haggard, jejune, marantic, marasmic, peaked, peaky, pinched, poor, puny, ravaged, shriveled, skeletal, starved, starveling, tabetic, tabid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hollow-eyed — /hol oh uyd /, adj. having sunken eyes. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • hollow-eyed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness: careworn, drawn, gaunt, haggard, wan, worn. See TIRED …   English dictionary for students

  • hollow-eyed — having sunken eyes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hollow-eyed — adjective having deeply sunk eyes …   English new terms dictionary

  • hollow-eyed — /ˈhɒloʊ aɪd/ (say holoh uyd) adjective having sunken eyes …   Australian English dictionary

  • hollow — adj., n., v., & adv. adj. 1 a having a hole or cavity inside; not solid throughout. b having a depression; sunken (hollow cheeks). 2 (of a sound) echoing, as though made in or on a hollow container. 3 empty; hungry. 4 without significance;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hollow —   Pūha, māhao (as a log); hakahaka, olohaka (as a surfboard); po opo o, āpo opo o, hālua, napo o, kānoa (as in earth); poho, pāiki, ka ele, kāwaha, homa (as of the hand or of a bowl).    ♦ Hollow eyed, hakahaka nā maka, naho nā maka, po opo o… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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