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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “superficial”

superficial

adjective (NOT COMPLETE)
不完整的
 
 
/ˌsuː.pəˈfɪʃ.əl/ US  /-pɚ-/ usually disapproving
not complete and involving only the most obvious things
表面的,浅显的,肤浅的
I thought that article was written at a very superficial level.
我认为那篇文章写得很肤浅。
The documentary's treatment/analysis of the issues was very superficial.
这部纪录片对这个问题的处理/分析非常肤浅。
I only have a superficial (= slight) knowledge of French.
我对法语只是略知皮毛。
Incomplete
superficiality
 
 
/ˌsuː.pəˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-pɚˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ə.i/ noun [U]
Not showing careful thoughtIncomplete
superficially
 
 
/ˌsuː.pəˈfɪʃ.əl.i/ US  /-pɚ-/ adverb
The job I've been offered is superficially (= seems to be) attractive/appealing, but I think I might find it boring after a while.
他们给我提供的这份工作表面上看好像挺有吸引力,但我想可能不久以后我就会觉得它枯燥无味。
Religious education is poorly and superficially taught in most schools.
大部分学校的宗教教育都不是很认真很深入。
IncompleteSeeming and purporting to beFaking and pretendingNot showing careful thought
(Definition of superficial adjective (NOT COMPLETE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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