An example of superficial is an oil spill that doesn't go very deep into the ocean.
An example of superficial is someone who is only interested in how they and others look.
Wrote him off as superficial.
A superficial wound.
He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.
A superficial resemblance between the two films.
A superficial reading.
A superficial resemblance.
Made only a few superficial changes in the manuscript.
Origin of superficial
- Middle English from Old French superficiel from Latin superficiālis from superficiēs surface superficies
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition