Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to surface; shallow; hasty; slight.

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Usage examples "superficial":

  1. T. X. drew on a pair of gloves and examined the bright surface for finger- prints, but a superficial view revealed no such clue. - "The Clue of the Twisted Candle", Edgar Wallace.
  2. He would smile at my prompt but superficial reply. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
  3. In point of fact, these differences were all merely superficial. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.