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Superficial
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Superficial as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 12 answers for the crossword clue 'Superficial', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Superficial a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Superficial as an answer itself some 31 times.

Superficial is a single word clue made up of 11 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 with the answer being PERFUNCTORY, but the most popular answer for this clue is SHALLOW.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"
  • Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
  • Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"; "a superficial wound"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

GLIB
Marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question"

6 Letters

FACILE
Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"

7 Letters

CURSORY
Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

OUTWARD
Toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!"

SHALLOW
A stretch of shallow water

SKETCHY
Giving only major points; lacking completeness; "a sketchy account"; "details of the plan remain sketchy"

SURFACE
A device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

TRIVIAL
(informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

8 Letters

COSMETIC
A toiletry designed to beautify the body

SKINDEEP

9 Letters

FRIVOLOUS
Not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

11 Letters

PERFUNCTORY
Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"

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