concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
superficial similarities|a superficial mind|his thinking was superficial and fuzzy|superficial knowledge|the superficial report didn't give the true picture|only superficial differences
of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
superficial measurements|the superficial area of the wall|a superficial wound
of little substance or significance
a few superficial editorial changes|only trivial objections
Synonym: trivial
occurring on or near the surface of the skin
superficial burns|superficial facial injuries
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws|a passing glance|perfunctory courtesy|In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
Antonym: profound