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

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

Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde

Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
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

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