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skin-deep

adjective

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1 lying on or affecting only the outer layer of something
  • fortunately, the cut was only skin-deep

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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

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The first known use of skin-deep was circa 1613

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“Skin-deep.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skin-deep. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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