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Synonyms for shallow
ˈʃæl oʊshal·low

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  1. shallownoun


  2. shallowadjective

    Having little depth; significantly less deep than wide.

    The ship ran aground in an unexpected shallow.


  3. shallowadjective

    The water is shallow here


  4. shallowadjective

    It was a glamorous but shallow lifestyle


  5. shallowadjective

    The acting is good, but the characters are shallow


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shallow

    shoal, slight, flimsy, trifling, simple, superficial, unprofound

    deep, profound

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shoal, shallowadjective

    a stretch of shallow water

    school, shoal

    deep-water, sound, unfathomable, unsounded, unfathomed, deep, walk-in(a), heavy, profound, abysmal, bottomless, abyssal, unplumbed, wakeless

  2. shallowadjective

    lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center

    "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"

    sound, bottomless, walk-in(a), profound, deep, deep-water, unplumbed, unsounded, unfathomable, wakeless, abysmal, heavy, unfathomed, abyssal

  3. shallowadjective

    not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

    "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance"

    unfathomable, abysmal, wakeless, deep, unplumbed, heavy, abyssal, unfathomed, profound, walk-in(a), deep-water, unsounded, sound, bottomless

  4. shallowverb

    lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious

    "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"

    heavy, abyssal, wakeless, bottomless, walk-in(a), profound, unfathomable, unfathomed, deep, sound, unplumbed, abysmal, unsounded, deep-water

  5. shallow, shoalverb

    make shallow

    "The silt shallowed the canal"


    profound, unfathomable, unplumbed, deep, heavy, deep-water, walk-in(a), abyssal, unfathomed, bottomless, unsounded, wakeless, sound, abysmal

  6. shallow, shoalverb

    become shallow

    "the lake shallowed over time"


    unsounded, walk-in(a), deep-water, profound, abysmal, deep, heavy, wakeless, unplumbed, unfathomable, unfathomed, abyssal, bottomless, sound

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shallowadjective

    shoal, not deep

  2. shallowadjective

    superficial, unintelligent, simple, ignorant, not profound

  3. shallowadjective

    flimsy, trivial, frivolous, trifling, foolish, puerile, trashy

  4. shallownoun

    shoal, flat, shelf, bank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shallowadjective

    shoal, superficial, frivolous, senseless

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "shallow":

    superficial, shallow-water, surface, cursory, surficial, thin

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How to use shallow in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

  2. John Boyd Jr.:

    The Cuban ports, including Havana, are all too shallow to accommodate the large modern ships of major cruise lines, also, some Cuban ports are inland, necessitating negotiating unmapped, narrow channels ….

  3. Arnaud Scarpaci:

    These job figures are highlighting the widening gap between U.S. and European monetary policies. People are booking profits on U.S. stocks and rushing into Europe where quantitative easing is just starting, after such a rally, we're ripe for a pull-back in Europe, but the investment inflows are so strong that the dips remain shallow.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

  5. Peter Marosszeky:

    The seas haven’t been very friendly, but the black boxes have a 30-day life and they will be able to find them, particularly in the shallow waters, it’s the weather that is causing the delay.

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