Definition of superficiality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpəˌfɪʃiˈæləti//
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpəˌfɪʃiˈæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərˌfɪʃiˈæləti//
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  1. 1(often disapproving) the fact that something is not thorough and is only concerned with what is obvious Academic reviewers criticized the superficiality of his writing.
  2. 2(disapproving) the fact that somebody/something is not concerned with anything serious or important and lacks any depth of understanding or feeling synonym shallowness (1) John was routinely accused of glibness and superficiality. the superficiality and lovelessness of their relationship