- superficial ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or occurring at or on the surface. 2) apparent rather than actual. 3) not thorough or deep; cursory. 4) lacking depth of character or understanding.DERIVATIVES superficiality noun (pl. superficialities) superficially adverb.ORIGIN Latin superficialis, from superficies 'top, surface' .
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Superficiality — Su per*fi ci*al i*ty, n. [Cf. F. superficialit[ e].] The quality or state of being superficial; also, that which is superficial. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
superficiality — noun 1. lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑shallowness • Ant: ↑profundity • Derivationally related forms: ↑shallow (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
superficiality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1530 1. the quality or state of being superficial 2. something superficial … New Collegiate Dictionary
superficiality — See superficial. * * * … Universalium
superficiality — noun The property of being superficial, the tendency to judge by surface appearance … Wiktionary
superficiality — Synonyms and related words: a little learning, absentmindedness, amateurism, apparent character, appearance, appearances, aridity, barrenness, big deal, bloodlessness, carelessness, characterlessness, colorlessness, cursoriness, deadness,… … Moby Thesaurus
superficiality — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. triviality, shallowness, lack of depth; see indifference … English dictionary for students
superficiality — suÂ·perÂ·fiÂ·ciÂ·alÂ·iÂ·ty || suËpÉ™(r)â€šfÉªÊƒÉª Ã¦lÉ™tÉª n. quality or state of being superficial … English contemporary dictionary
superficiality — su·per·fi·ci·al·i·ty … English syllables
superficiality — See: superficial … English dictionary