Superficial synonyms

so͝o'pər-fĭsh'əl
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The definition of flimsy is something which is lacking in strength or thin and easily broken.
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Not deep
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Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
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Not critical; undiscriminating or indulgent.
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Outside of something; on the exterior.
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Done without care or interest or merely as a form or routine; superficial
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Done or made rapidly due to pressing circumstances:
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The definition of desultory is something, someone or a conversation with no plan or purpose that wanders from one thing to the next.
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The definition of summary is a statement presenting the main points.
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(Figuratively) Unable to see long-term objectives; lacking foresight.
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(Obsolete) Completely blind.
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Having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced
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Alternative spelling of narrow-minded.
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Distorted by warping; twisted out of shape
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The definition of partial is something that is incomplete or part of a whole, or to describe something for which you have a liking.
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Relating to, on, or at a surface:
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Of, located on, or moving toward the outside or exterior; outer.
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Suitable for use outside:
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Acquired by study, experience, etc.
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Of a mysterious or obscure nature:
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Readily understood or perceived; evident; obvious
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Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
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Artificial; not real; specif., made of synthetic fibers, to resemble animal fur
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Having an empty space, or only air, within it; having a cavity inside; not solid
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Badly constructed; crude.
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Low in position, character, etc.; mean
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The definition of meretricious is attracting attention in a vulgar to flashy way.
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In accounting procedures, done in advance to provide a what-if statement, predict results, or to convince. For example, a balance sheet showing combined figures of two companies in case of a merger.
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Small in size, degree, or amount:
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The definition of sophomoric is something immature or juvenile.
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Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious:
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Not substantial; slight; flimsy
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Done as an indication or pledge:
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Worn out; hackneyed; used so many times that it is no longer interesting or effective (often in reference to a word or phrase).
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Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial:
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(Economics, countable) An impact, positive or negative, on any party not involved in a given economic transaction or act.
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The brightness or luster of a smooth, polished surface; sheen
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(Uncountable) The property of being inane, of lacking material of interest or satisfaction, emptiness.
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Superficial knowledge or learning
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The property of being superficial, the tendency to judge by surface appearance.
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A policy of formally complying with efforts to achieve a goal by making small, token gestures; especially to hire a minimal number of ethnically diverse or disadvantaged people
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The quality or condition of being trivial.
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Veneer is a thin surface of higher quality wood placed over a lower quality wood, layers of wood glued together or a fake appearance.
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The definition of careful is someone or something that works or thinks in a cautious, thorough or thoughtful way.
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Honestly felt or experienced:
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Characterized by attention to detail and thoroughness of treatment.
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Painstakingly accurate or careful:
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The definition of analytical is someone who studies and examines the elemental parts of something, or is something related to the study of small parts of a whole.
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Having a single dominant aspect, quality, concern, etc. and hence narrow, limited, superficial, etc.
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Resembling a sketch; drawn with little detail:
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Without real depth or significance; superficial; shallow
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Directly pointing out; clearly demonstrative
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That seems real, true, etc. without necessarily being so; apparent
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Serving to modify or improve the appearance of a bodily feature, defect, or irregularity:
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Of or relating to sciolism, or a sciolist.
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(Rare) Clearly evident
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Synonym Study

  • Cursory , which may or may not be derogatory, suggests a brief or hasty consideration of something without pausing to note details a cursory inspection
  • Shallow , in this connection always derogatory, implies a lack of depth, as of character, intellect, or meaning shallow writing
  • Superficial implies concern with the obvious or surface aspects of a thing superficial characteristics and, in a derogatory sense, lack of thoroughness, profoundness, significance, etc. superficial judgments
Find another word for superficial. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for superficial, like: flimsy, shallow, cursory, prejudiced, profound, uncritical, external, perfunctory, hasty, desultory and summary.