skin-deep


skin–deep

adjective

Definition of SKIN-DEEP

1
lying on or affecting only the outer layer of something <fortunately, the cut was only skin-deep>
Synonyms skin-deep, surface
Near Antonyms deep, deep-seated
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>
Antonyms deep, profound

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