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Definition of Shallow


  1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal.
  2. Not deep in tone.
  3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.
  4. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.
  5. The rudd.
  6. To make shallow.
  7. To become shallow, as water.

Shallow Quotations

Every comedian is furious. Age makes me angry. I'm unhappy at not being able to open packages anymore. I'm angry that libraries have gone. I hate children on planes. I'm very shallow, so they tend to be little things. To be honest, I think I was probably angry the day I was born, you know, about diapers or something.
Joan Rivers

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you're insightful about it.
Dennis Miller

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Shallow Translations

shallow in Danish is lav
shallow in Dutch is oppervlakkig, ondiep
shallow in German is seichten, seicht, seicht
shallow in Portuguese is raso
shallow in Spanish is poco profundo
shallow in Swedish is grund, ytlig