Definition of skin-deep adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skin-deep

 adjective
adjective
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; NAmE
 
[not usually before noun]
 
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  • (of a feeling or an attitude) not as important or strongly felt as it appears to be synonym superficial
  • Idioms
    beauty is only skin-deep
     
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    (saying) how a person looks is less important than their character
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skin-deep

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