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Meaning & Definition of Superficial in English

English

Superficial

/supərfɪʃəl/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • superficial

2. Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

  • "Superficial measurements"
  • "The superficial area of the wall"
  • "A superficial wound"
    synonym:
  • superficial

3. Of little substance or significance

  • "A few superficial editorial changes"
  • "Only trivial objections"
    synonym:
  • superficial
  • ,
  • trivial

Examples of using

Don't be so superficial about such serious issues.
What a superficial answer!
Mary is quite superficial.