superficial

  • 1 Superficial — Su per*fi cial, a. [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See {Superficies}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 superficial — SUPERFICIÁL, Ă, superficiali, e, adj. Care apare, se produce, rămâne la suprafaţa unui obiect, a unei fiinţe; fig. care apare, se produce, rămâne la suprafaţă, fără să atingă miezul, esenţa lucrurilor. ♦ fig. (Despre oameni) Care tratează… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 superficial — superficial, shallow, cursory, uncritical can mean lacking in depth, solidity, and comprehensiveness. Superficial applies chiefly to persons, their minds, their emotions, their attainments, or their utterances or writings, but it is also… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 superficial — adjetivo 1. De la superficie: quemadura superficial, capa superficial. 2. Que no tiene solidez ni profundidad, o que se queda en la superficie: amistad superficial, conversación superficial. 3. Uso/registro: coloquial. Pragmática …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 superficial — [so͞o΄pər fish′əl] adj. [ME superficyall < L superficialis < superficies: see SUPERFICIES] 1. a) of or being on the surface [a superficial burn] b) of or limited to surface area; plane [superficial measurements] 2. concerned with and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Superficial — is a general term meaning regarding the surface , often metaphorically. Both in the literal as in the metaphorical sense the term has often a negative connotation based on the idea that deeper parts are also important to consider.In human anatomy …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 superficial — (Del lat. superficiālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la superficie. 2. Que está o se queda en ella. 3. Aparente, sin solidez ni sustancia. 4. Frívolo, sin fundamento. ☛ V. estructura superficial, tensión superficial …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 Superficial — (Superficiär, v. lat.), oberflächlich, auf der Oberfläche befindlich, dieselbe allein angehend …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 superficial — 1. relacionado con la piel o con otra superficie. 2. que no es grave ni peligroso. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 10 superficial — I adjective careless, cursory, depthless, desultory, empty, exterior, external, frivolous, hasty, hurried, inane, insubstantial, lax, /ev/s, outward, perfunctory, sciolistic, shallow, shoal, silly, skin deep, slapdash, slight, surface, trifling,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 superficial — late 14c., in anatomical and mathematical uses, of or relating to a surface, from L. superficialis of or pertaining to the surface, from superficies surface, from super above, over (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + facies form, face (see FACE (Cf. face) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 superficial — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo à superfície. 2. Que está à superfície. 3.  [Figurado] Não profundo. 4. Que não é sólido e bem fundado. 5. Falso; aparente. 6. Leve; exterior; leviano.   ‣ Etimologia: superfície + al …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 13 superficial — [adj] without depth, detail apparent, casual, cosmetic, cursory, depthless, desultory, empty, evident, exterior, external, flash, flimsy, frivolous, general, glib, half baked*, hasty, hurried, ignorant, inattentive, lightweight, nodding, one… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 superficial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or occurring at or on the surface. 2) apparent rather than actual. 3) not thorough or deep; cursory. 4) lacking depth of character or understanding. DERIVATIVES superficiality noun (pl. superficialities) superfi …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 superficial — [[t]su͟ːpə(r)fɪ̱ʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as superficial, you disapprove of them because they do not think deeply, and have little understanding of anything serious or important. This guy is a superficial… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 superficial — 01. The soldier received only a [superficial] wound to his arm, and was able to return to battle after having it bandaged. 02. People here seem very friendly on a [superficial] level, but can be quite difficult to get to know personally. 03.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 superficial — su|per|fi|cial [ˌsu:pəˈfıʃəl US pər ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not looking/studying carefully)¦ 2¦(appearance)¦ 3¦(wound/damage)¦ 4¦(person)¦ 5¦(not important)¦ 6¦(top layer)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: superficialis, from Latin… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 superficial — ► adjetivo 1 De la superficie: ■ la composición superficial de la corteza terrestre es distinta a la de su centro. 2 Que es poco profundo: ■ tan sólo es una herida superficial, no necesito ir al médico. SINÓNIMO ligero ANTÓNIMO profundo 3 Que no… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 19 superficial — su|per|fi|cial [ ,supər fıʃl ] adjective * ▸ 1 not complete ▸ 2 only on the surface ▸ 3 not thinking seriously ▸ 4 appearing to be similar ▸ 5 in top layer 1. ) not complete or thorough: CURSORY: The study is too superficial for us to reach any… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 superficial */ — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)ˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌsupərˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) affecting or involving only the surface or outside part of something Her injuries were only superficial. The house suffered superficial damage from the flood. 2) not complete or thorough… …

    English dictionary


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