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"
of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
"superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound"
of little substance or significance
"a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"
A surface detail.
He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.
Shallow, lacking substance.
At face value.
Of or pertaining to the surface.
Being near the surface.
Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
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
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
Origin: [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See Superficies.]
The numerical value of superficial in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of superficial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am a deeply superficial person.
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
These rains serve to accumulate water, but the superficial run-off is very high. What is best is a little, constant rain.
We are not going to accept something that is just superficial; it has to be genuine, deep-rooted transition toward democracy.
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- superficialCatalan, Valencian
- faoinScottish Gaelic
- неглубокий, поверхностныйRussian
- üstünkörü, yüzeyselTurkish
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