01. The soldier received only a [superficial] wound to his arm, and was able to return to battle after having it bandaged.
02. People here seem very friendly on a [superficial] level, but can be quite difficult to get to know personally.
03. Emilio has only a very [superficial] knowledge of computers, but he acts like he knows everything.
04. Barika is a very [superficial] person in my opinion, and isn't interested in talking about much, other than shopping and boyfriends.
05. The [superficiality] of Hollywood is quite obvious, with all its beautiful people who only want to know how much you earn so they can help you spend it.
06. There are some [superficial] similarities between the two, but actually, they are really very different.
07. Blake is a very [superficial] guy who is only interested in women for one thing.
08. He has a very [superficial] knowledge of Japanese but it was enough to get by during his visit to Tokyo last summer.
09. Scientists say that the seemingly great differences between animals species is quite [superficial]; there are actually only about 6 different body plans that are repeated over and over.
10. She has only a [superficial] resemblance to her mother; their characters are totally different.
11. The car received only [superficial] damage in the accident.
12. The bomb caused only [superficial] damage to the castle.
13. Actress Ava Gardner once said, "Deep down, I'm pretty [superficial]."
14. The summary you wrote of the novel is only very [superficial] and generalized; you will need to look at the meaning of the story in much more detail.
15. The government has only made [superficial] changes which will have no real lasting effect on the situation.
16. I'm tired of the [superficial] encounters one has with the opposite sex in nightclubs; I want a real, meaningful relationship.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Superficial — Su per*fi cial, a. [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See {Superficies}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superficial — SUPERFICIÁL, Ă, superficiali, e, adj. Care apare, se produce, rămâne la suprafaţa unui obiect, a unei fiinţe; fig. care apare, se produce, rămâne la suprafaţă, fără să atingă miezul, esenţa lucrurilor. ♦ fig. (Despre oameni) Care tratează… …   Dicționar Român

  • superficial — superficial, shallow, cursory, uncritical can mean lacking in depth, solidity, and comprehensiveness. Superficial applies chiefly to persons, their minds, their emotions, their attainments, or their utterances or writings, but it is also… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • superficial — adjetivo 1. De la superficie: quemadura superficial, capa superficial. 2. Que no tiene solidez ni profundidad, o que se queda en la superficie: amistad superficial, conversación superficial. 3. Uso/registro: coloquial. Pragmática …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • superficial — [so͞o΄pər fish′əl] adj. [ME superficyall < L superficialis < superficies: see SUPERFICIES] 1. a) of or being on the surface [a superficial burn] b) of or limited to surface area; plane [superficial measurements] 2. concerned with and… …   English World dictionary

  • Superficial — is a general term meaning regarding the surface , often metaphorically. Both in the literal as in the metaphorical sense the term has often a negative connotation based on the idea that deeper parts are also important to consider.In human anatomy …   Wikipedia

  • superficial — (Del lat. superficiālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la superficie. 2. Que está o se queda en ella. 3. Aparente, sin solidez ni sustancia. 4. Frívolo, sin fundamento. ☛ V. estructura superficial, tensión superficial …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Superficial — (Superficiär, v. lat.), oberflächlich, auf der Oberfläche befindlich, dieselbe allein angehend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • superficial — 1. relacionado con la piel o con otra superficie. 2. que no es grave ni peligroso. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • superficial — I adjective careless, cursory, depthless, desultory, empty, exterior, external, frivolous, hasty, hurried, inane, insubstantial, lax, /ev/s, outward, perfunctory, sciolistic, shallow, shoal, silly, skin deep, slapdash, slight, surface, trifling,… …   Law dictionary

  • superficial — late 14c., in anatomical and mathematical uses, of or relating to a surface, from L. superficialis of or pertaining to the surface, from superficies surface, from super above, over (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + facies form, face (see FACE (Cf. face) …   Etymology dictionary