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Synonyms and Antonyms of skin–deep

  1. 1 lying on or affecting only the outer layer of something <fortunately, the cut was only skin-deep> Synonyms skin-deep, surfaceRelated Words depthless, shallow, shoal; two-dimensional; externalNear Antonyms deep, deep-seated

  2. 2 having or showing a lack of depth of understanding or character <the book provides some interesting anecdotes but only offers a skin-deep analysis of the events it chronicles> Synonyms facile, one-dimensional, shallow, skin-deepRelated Words cursory, hasty, oversimple, passing, sketchy; aimless, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; limited, narrow, restrictedNear Antonyms discerning, penetrant, penetrating; definitive, hard; broad, complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, extensive, far-reaching, wide; general, global, inclusive; detailed, in-depth; criticalAntonyms deep, profound

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