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Definition of Superficial

Superficial

  1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage.
  2. Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge.

Superficial Quotations

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Nelson Mandela

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Aristotle

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Thomas Paine

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Edgar Allan Poe

Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground.
Paulo Coelho
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Superficial Translations

superficial in Danish is lav
superficial in Dutch is oppervlakkig, ondiep
superficial in French is simpliste
superficial in Italian is superficiale
superficial in Spanish is superficial, somero
superficial in Swedish is ytlig

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