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What does "Superficial" mean?

Definition

(a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage (a.) Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge


Synonyms facile, dilettante, glib, trivial, surface, shallow, ostensible, insignificant, looking, sounding, unimportant, dilettantish, skin-deep, dilettanteish


Example: "Superficial similarities" Example: "A few superficial editorial changes" Example: "Superficial measurements" Example: "Superficial bruising"


Word Family superficialities, superficiality, superficially