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Synonyms for superficial
ˌsu pərˈfɪʃ əlsu·per·fi·cial

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  1. superficialadjective

    Of or pertaining to the surface.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. superficial

    light, slight, imperfect, showy, external, flimsy, surface, shallow, smattering, skin-deep

    deep, profound, abstruse, recondite, accurate, exact, deep-seated

Princeton's WordNet

  1. superficialadjective

    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"


    important, significant, deep, thoughtful, profound

  2. superficialadjective

    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

    "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound"


    deep, thoughtful, profound, important, significant

  3. superficial, trivialadjective

    of little substance or significance

    "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

    niggling, trivial, picayune, piffling, footling, petty, fiddling, lilliputian, little, piddling

    thoughtful, important, significant, deep, profound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superficialadjective

    external, exterior, outer, on the surface

  2. superficialadjective

    shallow, slight, smattering, not deep, not thorough, not profound

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  1. Tang Damin:

    The e-commerce giants have barely offered even superficial responses, they're biding their time for regulation to come out.

  2. Jennifer Siebel-Newsom:

    Frankly, I think red carpet correspondents avoid asking female talent big questions about racial and gender diversity in Hollywood because we’ve come to accept a superficial status quo from the entertainment and media industries, the more people who call out these stereotypes through actions like #AskHerMore, the sooner we can achieve parity and a healthier culture.

  3. Melinda Gates:

    Melinda strikes me as someone who is not going to look for something purely superficial, shall we say, but Bill seems like a guy who part of what turns him on is intellect – smart women are very sexy to him. So I think that he's very likely to be with someone who is worldly, has life experience and is successful in her own right. Perhaps a woman that is very, very, very bright.

  4. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.

  5. Goa Kerle:

    The problem with society is that the vast majority of its members consider the superficial things very crucial and the very crucial things superficial.

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