Associations to the word «Superficial»


SUPERFICIAL, adjective. Shallow, lacking substance.
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. At face value.
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to the surface.
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. Being near the surface.
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. (rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
SUPERFICIAL, noun. (chiefly in plural) A surface detail.

Dictionary definition

SUPERFICIAL, adjective. 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".
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound".
SUPERFICIAL, adjective. Of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton