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.
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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