|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; |
|2.||Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; - said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; |
|Adj.||1.||superficial - being or affecting or concerned with a surface; 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"|
profound - showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
|2.||superficial - relating to a surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"|
|3.||superficial - of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"|
|4.||superficial - involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound"|