What is the opposite of superficial?

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Opposite of not careful or thorough
“Officer Ellingson conducted a thorough search of the vehicle, including for fingerprints, but did not find much that could be clearly linked to the car thief.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking depth of character or understanding
“Personally, I find that the sensationalist presentation, tricksy camera work, and scary music gets in the way of any profound analysis.”
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Opposite of appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely
“I had met Gianni before and he struck me as a warm, passionate man with a genuine love for food.”
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(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of existing or occurring at or on the surface
“If you are a human being, you have rights inherent in that reality.”
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Opposite of of little weight or importance
“The decision to beach the vessel was a hurried and ill-considered over-reaction, with significant consequences in terms of damage.”
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Opposite of silly or inappropriate in nature
“The children have been warmly praised for their sensible actions in passing the information on to school authorities.”
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Opposite of silly in a childish way
Adjective
Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
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Opposite of not intended to be taken seriously
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Opposite of not relating to the most important part of something
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Opposite of affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance
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Opposite of meant for open display
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Opposite of lacking in knowledge or education
“I'm an educated fool with money on my mind.”
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Opposite of ridiculously trivial or frivolous
“Risk management on an enterprise level is important in driving business strategies and performance.”
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Opposite of lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve
Adjective
Opposite of playful, lively, or flirtatious
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Opposite of lasting or taking a short time
“It was a long job and gave me little time to think about other things.”
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Opposite of having a meaning that is open to several interpretations
“Although she gave explicit directions to the Eiffel Tower, we still managed to lose our way.”
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Opposite of superficial
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Opposite of fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
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Opposite of lacking substance or quality
Strong evidence was presented, and the court was thus able to convict her of embezzlement.”
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Opposite of not cancerous
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Opposite of done quickly or too quickly
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Opposite of boring or insubstantial
Adjective
Opposite of undemanding and easily executed
“Greg subjected himself to some hard training as he was determined to improve his fitness and skills.”
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