English Thesaurus

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  1. superficial, surface, empty, slight, foolish, idle, trivial, meaningless, flimsy, frivolous, skin-deep • I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy.
    opposites: serious, deep, profound, meaningful, thoughtful, in-depth, analytical, weighty, perceptive

'shallow' in Other Languages

  • British English: shallowPronunciation for shallow A shallow hole, container, or layer of water measures only a short distance from the top to the bottom.The water is quite shallow.ˈʃæləʊ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: ضَحْلPronunciation for ضَحْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rasoPronunciation for raso rasa
  • Chinese: 浅的Pronunciation for 浅的
  • Croatian: plitakPronunciation for plitak plitka
  • Czech: mělkýPronunciation for mělký
  • Danish: hulPronunciation for hul
  • Dutch: oppervlakkigPronunciation for oppervlakkig
  • European Spanish: poco profundoPronunciation for poco profundo poco profunda
  • Finnish: matalaPronunciation for matalavesi
  • French: peu profondPronunciation for peu profond
  • German: seichtPronunciation for seicht
  • Greek: ρηχόςPronunciation for ρηχός ρηχή
  • Italian: superficialePronunciation for superficiale
  • Japanese: 浅いPronunciation for 浅い
  • Korean: 얕은Pronunciation for 얕은
  • Norwegian: grunnPronunciation for grunn
  • Polish: płytkiPronunciation for płytki płytka
  • Portuguese: rasoPronunciation for raso rasa
  • Romanian: puțin adânc puțin adânc, adâncă, adânci
  • Russian: мелкийPronunciation for мелкий мелкаянеглубокий
  • Spanish: poco profundoPronunciation for poco profundo poco profunda
  • Swedish: grundPronunciation for grund grunt
  • Thai: ตื้นPronunciation for ตื้น
  • Turkish: sığPronunciation for sığ
  • Ukrainian: мілкий
  • Vietnamese: nôngPronunciation for nông


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