adj (figurative) empty, flimsy, foolish, frivolous, idle, ignorant, meaningless, puerile, simple, skin-deep, slight, superficial, surface, trivial, unintelligent
n (often plural)
bank, flat, sandbank, sand bar, shelf, shoal
, adj analytical, comprehensive, deep, in-depth, meaningful, penetrating, perceptive, profound, searching, serious, thoughtful, weighty
n abyss, chasm, deep, depth, gorge, gulf, pit, void
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shallow ( shallower comparative) ( shallowest superlative )
1 adj A shallow container, hole, or area of water measures only a short distance from the top to the bottom., (Antonym: deep)
Put the milk in a shallow dish..., The water is quite shallow for some distance.
2 adj If you describe a person, piece of work, or idea as shallow, you disapprove of them because they do not show or involve any serious or careful thought., (disapproval)
I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy...
3 adj If your breathing is shallow, you take only a very small amount of air into your lungs at each breath., (Antonym: deep)
She began to hear her own taut, shallow breathing.
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