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shallow

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usually shallows plural a place where a body of water (as a sea or river) is shallow

  • we waded through the shallows looking for tadpoles
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shallow

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1 lacking significant physical depth

  • the dog quickly dug a shallow hole that was barely deep enough to accommodate his bone
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2 having or showing a lack of depth of understanding or character

  • he was a shallow person who rarely cared about anything but his earthly possessions and keeping up appearances
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superficial, shallow, cursory mean lacking in depth or solidity. superficial implies a concern only with surface aspects or obvious features.
    • a superficial analysis of the problem
shallow is more generally derogatory in implying lack of depth in knowledge, reasoning, emotions, or character.
    • a light, shallow, and frivolous review
cursory suggests a lack of thoroughness or a neglect of details.
    • gave the letter only a cursory reading


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