Definition of Superficially

1. Adverb. In a superficial manner. "He was superficially interested"

Partainyms: Superficial



Definition of Superficially

1. Adverb. In a superficial manner; shallowly ¹

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Definition of Superficially

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superficially

superficial epigastric vein
superficial middle cerebral vein
superficial temporal vein
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superficially (current term)
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Literary usage of Superficially

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"It is a peculiarity of English society that there are more people who read superficially in proportion to those who study deeply than in any other country ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence by Thomas Jefferson, Henry Augustine Washington (1854)
"Extempore thoughts and doubts, on very superficially running over the Bankrupt Bill. The British statute excepts expressly farmers, graziers, drovers, ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"For the ability to behold these astounding marvels, a certain preparation is necessary, bearing, superficially considered, some resemblance to Mesmerism. ..."

4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being His Autobiography, Correspondence by Thomas Jefferson (1859)
"Extempore thoughts and doubts, on very superficially running over the Bankrupt Bill. The British statute excepts expressly farmers, graziers, drovers, ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1855)
"... and the parts which have received superficially a layer of another agglutinative body resist this action for a certain time, and are distinguished from ..."

6. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"But enough of this writer, who appears to be but very superficially acquainted with the politics of America or with the general principles of liberty. ART. ..."

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