Significado de “superficial” - en el Diccionario Inglés

superficial en inglés británico

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uk /ˌsuː.pəˈfɪʃ.əl/ us /ˌsuː.pɚˈfɪʃ.əl/

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 really they're very different in terms of performance.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsuː.pəˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌsuː.pɚ.fɪʃ.iˈæl.ə.t̬i/
adverb uk /ˌsuː.pəˈfɪʃ.əl.i/ us /ˌsuː.pɚˈfɪʃ.əl.i/


The job I've been offered is superficially (= seems to be) attractive/appealing, but I think I might find it boring after a while.
The arguments were very superficially discussed.

(Definición de superficial del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˌsu·pərˈfɪʃ·əl/

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.

(Definición de superficial del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)