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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

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

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

If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow.
Kathy Ireland

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.
Jeanne Moreau
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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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