Television, especially cable news, has a fatal weakness for the superficial and the shiny.
But at the risk of sounding cynical or superficial, Brooke had one distinct advantage over Charlene—she was stylish and thin.
And yet there are some superficial similarities that help describe why it has been so difficult to get a deal done.
But “the FBI did only a superficial investigation,” the authors write.
Lucky Break pierces the superficial surface of acting to reveal the enthralling, authentic drama at the heart of the business.
Isnt this solution perhaps as superficial as the one first supposed?
His mirth had some superficial signs of shamefacedness, but it was hopeful underneath.
A survey of the internal history; ingenious, but as superficial as the Observations sur les Grecs by the same author.
But these were superficial fears, and in her heart she was not afraid.
Such changes in the superficial parts of the globe, seemed to me unlikely to happen, if the earth were solid to the centre.
late 14c., in anatomical and mathematical uses, "of or relating to a surface," from Latin superficialis "of or pertaining to the surface," from superficies "surface," from super "above, over" (see super-) + facies "form, face" (see face (n.)). Meaning "not deep, without thorough understanding, cursory" (of perceptions, thoughts, etc.) first recorded early 15c. (implied in superficially "not thoroughly").
superficial su·per·fi·cial (sōō'pər-fĭsh'əl)
Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface.