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Synonyms for superficial
ˌsu pərˈfɪʃ əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. superficial(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    trivial

    Antonyms:
    important, significant, deep, thoughtful, profound

  2. superficial(adj)

    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

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

    Synonyms:
    trivial

    Antonyms:
    deep, thoughtful, profound, important, significant

  3. superficial, trivial(adj)

    of little substance or significance

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

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

    Antonyms:
    thoughtful, important, significant, deep, profound

Wiktionary

  1. superficial(adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the surface.

    Synonyms:
    surficial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. superficial

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superficial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    external, exterior, outer, on the surface

  2. superficial(a.)

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

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How to use superficial in a sentence?

  1. Lao Tzu:

    The men who are great live with that which is substantial, they do not stay with that which is superficial they abide with realities, they remain not with what is showy. The one they discard, the other they hold.

  2. Tang Damin:

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

  3. Louise Guiney:

    Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    A genuine faith that is based on actual reality helps in empowering you and makes you more confident. On the other hand, when you, yourself, have not experienced the real truth and have built your faith based on a superficial fact, you are exploited by the delusion of that fact. This way, you are not only misinterpreting the reality but is also keeping yourself bounded in a false faith. A superficial fact will keep you trapped in an artificial reality. Thereby you should develop your confidence through faith and belief, which is based on your experience and not just an obscure superficial fact.

  5. Andrei Lankov:

    Most foreign investments in North Korea have ended badly, but most of those people had very superficial understanding of the place and did not have insider connections, those who did, make good money, but tend to remain very silent about their success because they don't want to attract attention - from any side.

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