Thesaurus / superficial
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You might object that the approach creates only superficial mimicry — the way some alchemists claimed to have “made gold” by applying some surface treatment to another metal that induced chemical reactions to gave the metal a golden sheen.
He also suffered a superficial wound to his left thigh and a graze wound to his forehead.
The government could easily make superficial efforts to address public backlash against visible data collection without really touching the core of the Ministry of Public Security’s national operations, says Wang, of Human Rights Watch.
INSIDE CHINA’S UNEXPECTED QUEST TO PROTECT DATA PRIVACYTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
“They have a superficial understanding of the marketplace,” he added.
"It has a superficial, glittering prettiness, without—" I hesitated to find the word I wanted.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
This design reveals a stumbling-block that superficial people fall over.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
So strong were prejudices in favour of superficial morality in even that licentious age!
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
A little or superficial knowledge may incline a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth him back to religion.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
In touching truly deep and serious things Mistral is often superficial, and passes them off with a commonplace.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
WORDS RELATED TO SUPERFICIAL
- not serious
- on the double
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