skin-deep

adjective \ ˈskin-ˈdēp \

Definition of skin-deep

1 :as deep as the skin
2 :not thorough or lasting in impression :superficial

First Known Use of skin-deep

circa 1613

skin-deep Synonyms

Synonyms
skin-deep, surface
Antonyms
deep, profound
Related Words
depthless, shallow, shoal; two-dimensional; external
Near Antonyms
deep, deep-seated

SKIN-DEEP Defined for English Language Learners

skin-deep

adjective

Definition of skin-deep for English Language Learners

  • : not very deep at all : relating to, affecting, or involving only the surface



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