superficial

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

superficial (comparative more superficial, superlative most superficial)

  1. Shallow, lacking substance.
  2. At face value.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
  3. Of or pertaining to the surface.
  4. Being near the surface.
  5. (rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (of or pertaining to the surface): surficial

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

superficial (plural superficials)

  1. (chiefly in plural) A surface detail.
    He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

superficial m, f (masculine and feminine plural superficials)

  1. superficial

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

superficial m, f (plural superficiais)

  1. superficial
  2. surficial; of the surface

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

superficial

  1. Shallow, lacking substance.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

superficial m, f (plural superficiales)

  1. surficial
  2. shallow, lacking substance.

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