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Definition of 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

At Thanksgiving, I always start at the top of my list and say I'm grateful for friends, family, and good health. Then I get more superficial... like being thankful for my Louboutins.
Christie Brinkley

Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
Hans Hofmann

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

I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol

Women on the whole are often not as shallow as men are. They can be, but they cut through things a little more easily than men do in terms of that superficial stuff.
Peter Dinklage
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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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