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superficial

adjective uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈfɪʃ.əl/ us    /-pɚ-/

superficial adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

C2 disapproving (of a person) never thinking about things that are serious or important: He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.

superficial adjective (NOT COMPLETE)

C2 usually disapproving not complete and involving only the most obvious things: I thought that article was written at a very superficial level. The documentary's treatment/analysis of the issues was very superficial. I only have a superficial (= slight) knowledge of French.

superficial adjective (FALSE APPEARANCE)

appearing to be real or important when this is not true or correct: There are superficial similarities between the two cars, but actually they're quite different in terms of performance.

superficial adjective (ONLY ON SURFACE)

only on the surface of something: superficial damage The driver only received superficial injuries/cuts/wounds.
superficiality
noun [U] uk   /-ˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ə.t̬i/
superficially
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
C2 The job I've been offered is superficially (= seems to be) attractive/appealing, but I think I might find it boring after a while. Religious education is poorly and superficially taught in most schools.
(Definition of superficial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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