Definition of shallowly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃæləʊli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæloʊli//
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  1. 1to a depth that is quite close to the top or surface of something You should plant these seeds shallowly. The bodies had been shallowly buried.
  2. 2in a way that takes in only a small amount of air each time He was breathing shallowly.
  3. 3(disapproving) in a way that does not show serious thought, feelings, etc. about something synonym superficially (2) shallowly held beliefs
  4. opposite deeply