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Not careful or thorough
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“She accused the prime minister of paying only superficial attention to the demands for a special deal on the single market.”
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Lacking depth of character or understanding
“The script lacks any such subtleties and none of the cast is skillful enough to be able to suggest any depth beyond the script's superficial characterizations.”
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Appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely
“The organization boasts a substantial but superficial exterior, beneath which there is little else.”
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(sometimes figuratively) Existing or occurring at or on the surface
“If there were any other positives to emerge from this experience, it was my attitude towards superficial appearance and vanity.”
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Of little weight or importance
“Luckily, the shrapnel only grazed his head, causing only a superficial injury.”
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Silly or inappropriate in nature
“The amount of time being spent on superficial insults could be allocated to more thoughtful comedic commentary.”
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Lacking conviction or force
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Lacking intellectual depth or substance
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Not very convincing
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Small, inconsequential, or not worth spending time on
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Smooth and superficially impressive, but typically insincere or shallow
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Treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
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Not thorough or detailed
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Affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance
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Artificial or fake in nature
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Lacking in knowledge or education
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Of or pertaining to the surface of something
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Superficial
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Playful, especially in a flirtatious way
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Unable to perceive
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Rickety in structure and easily damaged
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Cheap, showy, and gaudy
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Unconcerned in attitude or action
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Very fashionable or up to date
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Undemanding and easily executed
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Not likely to be objectionable or harmful
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Elaborately or highly decorated
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Acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
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Lacking in intelligence, or unable to comprehend ideas
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Exaggerated and excessively dramatic
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Made of very light or thin material
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Showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms
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