Adjective(1) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually(2) of, affecting, or being on or near the surface(3) of little substance or significance(4) occurring on or near the surface of the skin(5) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough, or cursory
(1) On the whole, the cast does a very nice job with their superficial characters and makes them charming, funny, and/or despicable as needed.(2) The insights are superficial too, but it is a light comedy after all.(3) A lot of the judgements that designers make about other designers are superficial .(4) That's why fearful people with weak, inconsistent or superficial values tend to lack influence or any genuine success.(5) On a purely superficial level, this album mirrors its predecessor so closely I ought to really give them identical grades.(6) Critics with a superficial understanding of the principle imagine that it would force all land into use and lead to overdevelopment.(7) While this correlation between domestic dictatorship and foreign aggression has a superficial plausibility, it is simply not true on the factual, historical record.(8) I was in two major car accidents, which left me with superficial scars that I will carry the rest of my life.(9) Writing stand-up only heightens my sense that one joke, plus another joke, plus another all adds up to a superficial experience.(10) At a superficial level, I was different because I wore different clothes, cracked different jokes, interacted with students differently.(11) It is the vision of an Englishman, a sportsman and a visitor yet not that of a superficial tourist, and, irritating as it might be to the Scottish nationalist in the age of devolution, it still exerts a powerful appeal.(12) In short, the museum should strive to do something more than facilitate superficial understandings and mere idol worship.(13) While there is a superficial resemblance in shape, the Atech lacks some of the more elegant features of the Macintosh, such as the clamshell design, but adds some nifty features for system builders.(14) Perhaps the biggest disappointment is his extremely superficial treatment of the historical experience of the now developed countries.(15) The film suggests that it is better to understand and accept the condition as normal than to try to eradicate it with supposed miracle cures, or superficial lifestyle changes.(16) Paradoxically, this show is both mind-numbingly sombre and utterly superficial .