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superficial as in 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 as in of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
  • "superficial measurements"
  • "the superficial area of the wall"
  • "a superficial wound"
superficial as in of little substance or significance
  • "a few superficial editorial changes"
  • "only trivial objections"


  • trivial(informal) small and of little importance; of little substance or significance; concerned with trivialities
superficial as in occurring on or near the surface of the skin
  • "superficial burns"
  • "superficial facial injuries"
superficial as in hasty and without attention to detail
  • "not thorough"
  • "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
  • "a passing glance"
  • "perfunctory courtesy"
  • "In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory"


  • casualmarked by blithe unconcern; without or seeming to be without plan or method; appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; hasty and without attention to detail; occurring on a temporary or irregular basis; characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; natural and unstudied; not showing effort or strain
  • cursoryhasty and without attention to detail
  • passing(a)
  • perfunctoryhasty and without attention to detail; done or produced as a formality only