Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
superficial /,sju:pə'fiʃəl/
  • tính từ
    • ở bề mặt
    • nông cạn, hời hợt, thiển cận
      • superficial knowledge: kiến thức nông cạn
    • vuông, (đo) diện tích (đơn vị đo) ((cũng) super)
Concise Dictionary
+being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
+relating to a surface
+of little substance or significance
+involving a surface only

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 surface, external, exterior, shallow, skin-deep, slight, outside:
I suffered a superficial wound to the forehead.
2 surface, slight, external, apparent, skin-deep, outward, cursory, insignificant, passing, unimportant, trivial, empty, insubstantial; paying lip-service, for appearances' sake, cosmetic:
She bears a superficial resemblance to your sister. His interest in your welfare is entirely superficial.
3 cursory, slapdash, quick, hurried, hasty, perfunctory, nominal, meaningless, passing:
The machinery is subjected to a superficial inspection before shipping.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (often disapproving) not studying or looking at sth thoroughly; seeing only what is obvious: a superficial analysis / approach / examination / view + The book shows a somewhat superficial understanding of the historical context.
2 appearing to be true, real or important until you look at it more carefully: superficial differences / similarities + When you first meet her, she gives a superficial impression of warmth and friendliness.
3 (of a wound or damage) only affecting the surface and therefore not serious: a superficial scratch / cut / injury + superficial burns
4 (disapproving) not concerned with anything serious or important and lacking any depth of understanding or feeling
Synonym: SHALLOW
a superficial mind / person / friendship + The guests engaged in superficial chatter.
5 (technical) of or on the surface of sth: superficial veins + a superficial deposit of acidic soils
superficiality noun [U]
superficially adverb
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem | remain


extremely, very | entirely, purely
He began to feel he could cope, on a purely superficial level, at least.
| increasingly | largely, more or less | fairly, quite, rather, relatively, somewhat

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