Synonyms of superficial


1. superficial (vs. profound), apparent(prenominal), ostensible, seeming(prenominal), dilettante, dilettantish, dilettanteish, sciolistic, facile, glib, looking, sounding, shallow, skin-deep, careless, frivolous, outward

usage: 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"

2. superficial

usage: of, affecting, or being on or near the surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound"

3. superficial, trivial, insignificant (vs. significant), unimportant

usage: of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

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