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Superficial meaning

superficial - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. Pertaining to, or on, the surface; shallow; slight.
  4. 4. Superficiality.

superficial - examples of usage

  1. Her indifference must have been superficial, for it disappeared at once. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. This discipline having given him at least a superficial control of himself, he was about to turn and ask the waiter to bring the bill, when his eye was caught by a tall figure walking quickly along the opposite pavement- a tall figure, upright, dark, and commanding, much detached from her surroundings. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I have had only a superficial glimpse of one corner of the United States. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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