skin-deep

adjective
\ˈskin-ˈdēp \

Definition of skin-deep 

1 : as deep as the skin

2 : not thorough or lasting in impression : superficial

Synonyms & Antonyms for skin-deep

Synonyms

facile, one-dimensional, shallow, superficial

Antonyms

deep, profound

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First Known Use of skin-deep

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skin-deep was circa 1613

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skin-deep

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of skin-deep

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

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