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adverb  us   /ˌsu·pərˈfɪʃ·ə·li/

superficially adverb (SLIGHTLY)

in a small way; slightly: Half asleep, I was only superficially aware of what was going on.

superficially adverb (NOT IN DEEP WAY)

on the surface only; in a way that is not deep or complete: Superficially, these books are very different.
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