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Adjective
Not careful or thorough
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“She accused the prime minister of paying only superficial attention to the demands for a special deal on the single market.”
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Lacking depth of character or understanding
“The script lacks any such subtleties and none of the cast is skillful enough to be able to suggest any depth beyond the script's superficial characterizations.”
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Appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely
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“The organization boasts a substantial but superficial exterior, beneath which there is little else.”
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Fake or feigned, lacking in sincerity
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“I nodded with a superficial smile as I did not want to enter into dialogue with him.”
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(sometimes figuratively) Existing or occurring at or on the surface
“If there were any other positives to emerge from this experience, it was my attitude towards superficial appearance and vanity.”
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Of little weight or importance
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“Luckily, the shrapnel only grazed his head, causing only a superficial injury.”
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Silly or inappropriate in nature
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“The amount of time being spent on superficial insults could be allocated to more thoughtful comedic commentary.”
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Lacking conviction or force
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Overly simple, especially in terms of how an issue or problem deserves to be treated
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Persuasive in speech or expression, often in an insincere or deceptive way
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Not very convincing
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Lacking, or failing to show, any care or proper attention
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Treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
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Lacking in knowledge or education
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Consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts
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Having a meaning that is open to several interpretations
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Playful, especially in a flirtatious way
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Rickety in structure and easily damaged
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Suggestive of pretentious materialism
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Cheap, showy and gaudy in nature or appearance
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Undemanding and easily executed
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Not likely to be objectionable or harmful
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Acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
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Lacking in intelligence, or unable to comprehend ideas
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Made of very light or thin material
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