Adjective Definition


1.Definition: 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.Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

"In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory"

Related Adjective(s):casual, cursory, passing, perfunctory

3.Definition: occurring on or near the surface of the skin

"Superficial burns", "Superficial facial injuries"

4.Definition: of little substance or significance

"A few superficial editorial changes"

Related Adjective(s):trivial

5.Definition: of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

"Superficial measurements", "The superficial area of the wall", "A superficial wound"

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