Definitions for superficialˌsu pərˈfɪʃ əl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. superficial(adj)

    concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

    "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"

  2. superficial(adj)

    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

    "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound"

  3. superficial, trivial(adj)

    of little substance or significance

    "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. superficial(Noun)

    A surface detail.

    He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.

  2. superficial(Adjective)

    Shallow, lacking substance.

  3. superficial(Adjective)

    At face value.

  4. superficial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the surface.

  5. superficial(Adjective)

    Being near the surface.

  6. superficial(Adjective)

    Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Superficial(adj)

    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

  2. Superficial(adj)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See Superficies.]


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