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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

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.

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Hunter S. Thompson

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
Christopher Reeve
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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
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