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shallow

[ shal-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF shallow
  • adj.not deep
  • adj.unintelligent, ignorant

Synonyms for shallow

  • empty
  • flat
  • hollow
  • trivial
  • shelf
  • shoal
  • slight
  • surface
  • trifling
  • cursory
  • depthless
  • inconsiderable
  • sand bar
  • superficial
  • unsound
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Antonyms for shallow

  • full
  • raised
  • important
  • significant
  • aware
  • considered
  • deep
  • intelligent
  • thoughtful
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHALLOW

These he drove firmly into the soft bottom of a shallow lake.

He was in a shallow basin which luckily pointed in the right direction for him.

The shallow water of the lagoon ran into gold-tipped ripples.

In every shallow ravine were groves of tree ferns forty feet tall.

Below this opening was a shallow basin into which the rainwater fell.

They were blue eyes, blue and shallow as a doll's, and edged with long, fine lashes.

As such, therefore, they can be read and used to any depth, shallow or profound.

I have even at a pinch clubbed them to death in a shallow, land-locked pool.

Repent, and we will laugh at your penitence as a shallow deception.

Perhaps I have pictured some few of them as frivolous and shallow.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, schalowe "not deep," probably from or related to Old English sceald (see shoal (n.)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, "superficial," first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the adjective.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHALLOW

affected

adjectivechanged in a bad or artificial way
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