What is the opposite of profound?

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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 intellectually deep
Shallow conversations are generally built upon gossip and other trivia.”
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“Some teens claim that depictions of violence in the media have only affected them in a minor way.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“What really bothers me is that people seem to have an incomplete foundation in the basics of language skills.”
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Opposite of having a great extent
“Your tastebuds will make minute changes to the way you appreciate food, meaning you can ditch the habit of smothering your meals in salt.”
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Opposite of extending deep or very far down
“We nosed the boat into a shallow cove so we could watch three huge sandhill cranes.”
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Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“If you have a point, you sure have an obtuse way of explaining it!”
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Opposite of difficult to understand or conceptualize
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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.”
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Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
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(generic intensifier) Opposite of extreme or absolute in degree
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
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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 serious or significant in nature
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Opposite of most intimate or private
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“She might have been an imperfect wife, but she was loyal and great with the kids.”
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Opposite of of a serious or important nature or consequence
“Listening to his intonation as he discusses his films, it's hard to tell if he's being facetious or if he's dead serious about what he's saying.”
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Opposite of very keenly or deeply felt
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Opposite of having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or size
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Opposite of incapable of being fully explored or understood
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Opposite of of the greatest possible degree or amount
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
“I have absolutely zero faith that you can win this race against Rick.”
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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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Opposite of implanted or firmly established
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Opposite of large in amount or scale
“Spain also had great imperial ambitions from the sixteenth century but a limited supply of suitable forest.”
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Opposite of including or considering all elements or aspects
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Opposite of impressive or striking
“The mud hut was an unimpressive example in housebuilding.”
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(of a sense) Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“Due to his age, little Gip may have weak eyes, but he still whips his tail into a frenzy when he sees me.”
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Opposite of causing cheerfulness
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Opposite of being an essential part of a whole
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Opposite of totally committed to a cause or belief
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Opposite of based on abstract reasoning
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Opposite of difficult to comprehend or understand
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Opposite of unable to be measured or understood
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Opposite of overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“Washington was shocked and amazed that Howe made no effort to attack his weak army.”
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