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Shallow synonyms
shăl'ō
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Having little depth; shallow.
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  1. Having little depth; shallow.
  2. A submerged mound or ridge of sediment in a body of shallow water.
Having no depth, or having a depth that is impossible to determine
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  1. Having no depth, or having a depth that is impossible to determine
Small in size, degree, or amount:
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  1. Small in size, degree, or amount:
  2. Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail:
  3. Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; shallow:
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  1. Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; shallow:
  2. (Rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
  3. Concerned with and understanding only the easily apparent and obvious; not profound; shallow
Too trivial or unimportant to be worthy of attention.
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  1. Too trivial or unimportant to be worthy of attention.
  2. Not worth consideration; unimportant; trivial; small
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Quick and cursory
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  1. Quick and cursory
  2. Not extensive or important; minor or insignificant:
  3. Concerned with and understanding only the easily apparent and obvious; not profound; shallow
Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
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  1. Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
  2. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  3. Lowly in condition or rank:
Lacking seriousness or responsibleness; frivolous:
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  1. Lacking seriousness or responsibleness; frivolous:
  2. Having or exhibiting a lack of good judgment or common sense; foolish.
  3. (Obs.) Simple; plain; innocent
  1. Idle or frivolous
  2. Frivolous or foolish:
  3. Of little worth or importance.
(Figuratively) lightweight; lacking depth or substance
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  1. (Figuratively) lightweight; lacking depth or substance
  2. Made of, covered with, or resembling froth; foamy.
  3. Foamy or churned to the point of becoming infused with bubbles.
Having been determined to be in a condition that meets the legal definition of insanity.
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  1. Having been determined to be in a condition that meets the legal definition of insanity.
  2. (Informal) Very foolish, excessive, fantastic, etc.
  3. Intended for use by such persons:
Not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy
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  1. Not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy
  2. Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
  3. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party. Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
Of small importance; trivial:
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  1. Of small importance; trivial:
  2. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  3. Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
Embarrassed; abashed:
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  1. Embarrassed; abashed:
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
  3. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly:
Resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd
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  1. Resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd
  2. Ridiculously clumsy; absurd.
  3. Of, or having the nature of, a farce; absurd, ridiculous, etc.
Not employed or busy:
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  1. Not employed or busy:
  2. Designating certain parts of a fuel system that set an engine's idling speed
  3. Inactive; not in use
  1. Not intelligent.
  2. Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
  3. Having or displaying a lack or small amount of intelligence.
Insignificant; trifling; petty
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  1. Insignificant; trifling; petty
  2. So trifling or trivial as to be beneath one's consideration.
  3. Insignificant, negligible, paltry, trivial, useless.
Lacking vigor or decisiveness; spineless; wishy-washy.
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  1. Lacking vigor or decisiveness; spineless; wishy-washy.
  2. Weak, sentimental, or unrealistic:
  3. Without vigor
Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
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  1. Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
  2. (Computing) Having a small footprint or performance impact
  3. Weighing relatively little; not heavy:
Lacking in purpose; weak or ineffective:
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  1. Lacking in purpose; weak or ineffective:
  2. Weak; feeble; dull
  3. Irresolute or indecisive:
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A submerged mound or ridge of sediment in a body of shallow water.
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  1. A submerged mound or ridge of sediment in a body of shallow water.
  2. Having little depth; shallow.
Performed with haste and scant attention to detail:
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  1. Performed with haste and scant attention to detail:
  2. Hastily, often superficially, done; performed rapidly with little attention to detail
Lacking depth; superficial.
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  1. Lacking depth; superficial.
  2. Alternative form of one-dimensional.
  3. Having a single dominant aspect, quality, concern, etc. and hence narrow, limited, superficial, etc.
Resembling a sketch; drawn with little detail:
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  1. Resembling a sketch; drawn with little detail:
  2. (Informal) Of questionable authenticity or trustworthiness:
  3. Lacking completeness; rough; inadequate
Penetrating no deeper than the skin
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  1. Penetrating no deeper than the skin
  2. Without real depth or significance; superficial; shallow
  3. Superficial; shallow:
(Rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
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  1. (Rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
  2. Concerned with and understanding only the easily apparent and obvious; not profound; shallow
  3. Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; shallow:
Not critical; undiscriminating
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  1. Not critical; undiscriminating
  2. Not guided by critical standards of analysis
  3. Having a disregard for critical standards or procedures
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