What is the opposite of deep?

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Adjective
(shallow) Opposite of extending far down
“On the left side of the trail was a shallow ravine, dropping slightly from the roadbed.”
Adjective
(flat) Opposite of extending far down
“The hike was easy as the trail remained flat for miles on end.”
Adjective
(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of voluminous in nature
“It was only a small room that could barely fit the four of us, but it would have to do for now.”
Adjective
Opposite of extending far back
“The shelves of the bookcase were quite narrow and impractical for storing large encyclopedias.”
Adjective
(of an emotion or feeling) Opposite of intensely felt
“Strauss realized that Mary's sweetness masked a superficial rage that could be easily unpacked and resolved.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant in degree or intensity
“His decision to quit as director was only a light blow to the company as he provided little value to the firm during his tenure.”
Adjective
Opposite of profound in awareness or understanding
“Owen only ever engaged in superficial thoughts and ideas that were shaped by the mainstream.”
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(deep in, of a state or activity) Opposite of fully absorbed or involved in
“My mind wandered, and I was completely unfocused on the issues being discussed.”
Adjective
Opposite of difficult to comprehend
“There are some issues within our organization, but they are straightforward and easily resolved.”
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Opposite of having a veiled or uncertain meaning
“She usually just sings simple love songs with unambiguous lyrics.”
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(of sound or voice) Opposite of low in pitch and full in tone
“Mariah used her shrill voice to convince her dream boyfriend to come and rescue her.”
Adjective
(of colour) Opposite of dark and highly saturated
“The company's website uses light shades of blue to represent freedom and inspiration.”
Adjective
Opposite of located out of sight
“The monument was deliberately erected in the center of the town to be exposed in all its glory.”
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Opposite of far away in time
“One only needs to look at his recent history to find evidence of negligence.”
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
Adjective
Opposite of producing or capable of producing significant noise
“She was a shy person who spoke in a quiet voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of intended for, or likely to be understood by, only a small number of people
“Solomon looked down at Ahimaaz quizzically as if pondering the foolish statement of a child.”
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Opposite of having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Opposite of following carefully and exactly a set of rules
“James was merely a casual follower of his professed religion, not being one to strictly adhere to its tenets.”
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Opposite of most intimate or private
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Opposite of deep in sound
Adjective
Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
Adjective
Opposite of showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters, sometimes with guile
“He beat me down on the price. He got a bargain from a naive schoolboy and I still resent him now for that.”
Adjective
Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
Adjective
Opposite of having significant importance or value
“Don't simply opt for apparently powerful but ultimately empty, meaningless rhetoric.”
Adjective
Opposite of kept to oneself and not publicly known
Adjective
Deep, resonant in sound
“A sound that is close to this is the hollow sound of a tuning fork.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
Adjective
Opposite of implanted or firmly established
Adjective
Opposite of remote, either in time or space
Adjective
Opposite of totally committed to a cause or belief
Adjective
Opposite of based on abstract reasoning
Adjective
Opposite of having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or size
Adjective
Opposite of not known or meant to be publicly known
“If there is some information that humankind has found out and if it is supposed to be public knowledge, then you will easily find it.”
Adjective
Opposite of intolerable in nature
“The slight bruise on my knee isn't enough to deter me from finishing the game.”
Adjective
(of a color) Opposite of complete and unadulterated
“The finish was a mixed shade of blue and green, with a metallic layer on top.”
Adjective
Opposite of being far away
“You won't have to drive too far, as the park is close to the city.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a great depth
“Sea otters will likely not be able to find clams if they only dig shallowly into the underwater mud.”
Adverb
(informal) Opposite of a great distance
“There's a shop near here where you can buy little odds and ends.”
Noun
(the deep) Opposite of the midst or depth of something
“Due to the current rise in crime, residents are encouraged to stay home during the extremities of the day.”
Noun
(the deep) Opposite of the extremities of a body of water
“The rare and elusive Sumatran Tiger lurks in the wilderness of the island of Sumatra.”
Noun
Opposite of the large body of salt water that covers most of the earth
Noun
Opposite of the innermost part
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