Definition of Superficiality

1. Noun. Lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling.

Exact synonyms: Shallowness
Generic synonyms: Depth
Specialized synonyms: Glibness, Slickness, Sciolism
Derivative terms: Shallow, Superficial
Antonyms: Profundity



2. Noun. Shallowness in terms of affecting only surface layers of something. "He ignored the wound because of its superficiality"
Generic synonyms: Shallowness
Derivative terms: Superficial

Definition of Superficiality

1. n. The quality or state of being superficial; also, that which is superficial.

Definition of Superficiality

1. Noun. The property of being superficial, the tendency to judge by surface appearance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superficiality

1. [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superficiality

superfetating
superfetations
superfete
superficial
superficial epigastric vein
superficial middle cerebral vein
superficial temporal vein
superficialise
superficialised
superficialises
superficialising
superficialist
superficialists
superficialities
superficiality (current term)
superficialize
superficialized
superficializes
superficializing
superficially
superficialness
superficials
superficiaries
superficiary
superficies
superfield
superfields
superfilter
superfine

Literary usage of Superficiality

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1. The Writing of English: By P. J. Hartog ... with the Assistance of Mrs. Amy by Philip Joseph Hartog, Amy H. Langdon (1907)
"If clearness of style is a result of French training, is superficiality, we may ask, ... Do we in England, avoiding clearness, also escape superficiality ? ..."

2. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1900)
"superficiality of English Comedy The English comedy-writers paint these vices, and possess them. Their talent and their stage are tainted by them. ..."

3. The Slave Power: Its Character, Career, & Probable Designs: Being an Attempt by John Elliott Cairnes (1862)
"... ITS superficiality. When a Federalist general, transcending his legitimate powers, issues a proclamation declaring that slaves shall be free, ..."

4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... superficiality and formality, however many superstitions and magical customs may have been connected with the divine worship, it was yet not lacking in ..."

5. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... of ' superficiality.' VII. The styles of Scott. Adolphus quoted again. Varieties of manner. Talk of his monarchs. Real and unreal stylo, exemplified. ..."

6. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... prolixity from the want of imagination; on the other hand, the former may be coupled with great superficiality, and the latter with great solidity. ..."

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