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English definition of “superficial”

superficial

adjective  /ˌsu·pərˈfɪʃ·əl/ us  

superficial adjective (NOT DEEP)

on the surface only; not deep: a superficial wound If something written or said is superficial, it does not show any real understanding of the subject and does not include many details: Her book on the history of cars in America was extremely superficial. A person who is described as superficial does not want to think seriously about anything, even important matters.

superficial adjective (NOT MUCH)

slight; not much: The storm was not bad, and most property damage was superficial.
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