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Synonyms for shallow
ˈʃæl oʊ

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Wiktionary

  1. shallownoun

    Antonyms:
    deep

  2. shallowadjective

    Having little depth; significantly less deep than wide.

    The ship ran aground in an unexpected shallow.

    Antonyms:
    deep

  3. shallowadjective

    The water is shallow here

    Antonyms:
    deep

  4. shallowadjective

    It was a glamorous but shallow lifestyle

    Antonyms:
    deep

  5. shallowadjective

    The acting is good, but the characters are shallow

    Antonyms:
    deep

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shallow

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

    Antonyms:
    deep, profound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoal, shallowadjective

    a stretch of shallow water

    Synonyms:
    school, shoal

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    shoal

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    shoal

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shallowadjective

    Synonyms:
    shoal, not deep

  2. shallowadjective

    Synonyms:
    superficial, unintelligent, simple, ignorant, not profound

  3. shallowadjective

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

  4. shallownoun

    Synonyms:
    shoal, flat, shelf, bank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shallowadjective

    Synonyms:
    shoal, superficial, frivolous, senseless

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shallow":

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7516slight
#10283shallow
#13293dull
#19703superficial
#38606idiotic
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#98357imbecile
#104497unintelligent
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How to use shallow in a sentence?

  1. Chris Shuman:

    This is in pretty shallow water generally, so there is every chance this is just ‘warm springs’ or seeps of ground water flowing from the mountains inland that make their presence known in this particular area, the other possibility is that warmer water from Beaufort currents or out of the Mackenzie River is finding its way to the surface due to interacting with the bathymetry, just the way some polynyas form.

  2. Munji Malambo:

    Before this (borehole) we used to walk long distances every morning to get water before coming back to go to school, most of the shallow wells in the area had dried up and the closest one was two kilometers away. Sometimes the water would get very dirty and not safe to drink.

  3. Tich Nhat Han, The sun my heart:

    Shallow understanding accompanies poor compassion, great understanding goes with great compassion.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    One does not become a great swimmer by swimming in shallow waters.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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

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