superficial+knowledge

  • 1 Superficial — Su per*fi cial, a. [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See {Superficies}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 superficial — 01. The soldier received only a [superficial] wound to his arm, and was able to return to battle after having it bandaged. 02. People here seem very friendly on a [superficial] level, but can be quite difficult to get to know personally. 03.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 3 knowledge — n. 1) to acquire, accumulate, gain knowledge 2) to demonstrate, display, show; flaunt, parade one s knowledge (of a subject) 3) to communicate, disseminate; impart knowledge 4) to absorb, assimilate, soak up knowledge 5) (esp. BE) to bring smt.… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 4 superficial — [[t]su͟ːpə(r)fɪ̱ʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as superficial, you disapprove of them because they do not think deeply, and have little understanding of anything serious or important. This guy is a superficial… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 superficial — su|per|fi|cial [ ,supər fıʃl ] adjective * ▸ 1 not complete ▸ 2 only on the surface ▸ 3 not thinking seriously ▸ 4 appearing to be similar ▸ 5 in top layer 1. ) not complete or thorough: CURSORY: The study is too superficial for us to reach any… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 superficial */ — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)ˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌsupərˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) affecting or involving only the surface or outside part of something Her injuries were only superficial. The house suffered superficial damage from the flood. 2) not complete or thorough… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 superficial — adjective 1 APPEARANCE seeming to have a particular appearance at first, although this is not true or real: Despite their superficial similarities, the two novels are in fact very different. | a superficial air of tranquility 2 NOT… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 superficial — adj. 1 of or on the surface; lacking depth (a superficial knowledge; superficial wounds). 2 swift or cursory (a superficial examination). 3 apparent but not real (a superficial resemblance). 4 (esp. of a person) having no depth of character or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 superficial —   Mālani; ihupōhue, hāpapa (fig.). See saying, pūhai.     He has a superficial knowledge of the hula, he ike mālani kona i ka hula …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 10 superficial — superficial, shallow, cursory, uncritical can mean lacking in depth, solidity, and comprehensiveness. Superficial applies chiefly to persons, their minds, their emotions, their attainments, or their utterances or writings, but it is also… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 knowledge — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ new ▪ basic ▪ considerable, great, vast ▪ complete, comprehensive, sound …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 superficial — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superficialis, from Latin superficies Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) of, relating to, or located near a surface (2) lying on, not penetrating below, or affecting only the surface < superficial… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 superficial — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge — wikisourcepar|A Treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Commonly called Treatise when referring to Berkeley s works) is a 1710 work by the Irish Empiricist philosopher George… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 Superficially — Superficial Su per*fi cial, a. [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See {Superficies}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Superficialness — Superficial Su per*fi cial, a. [L. superficialis: cf. F. superficiel. See {Superficies}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 smattering — smat·ter·ing || smætÉ™rɪŋ n. limited knowledge, superficial understanding of something adj. limited, shallow, superficial (about knowledge)n. limited knowledge, superficial knowledge v. speak with only superficial knowledge …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 nodding acquaintance — noun 1. : a very slight or superficial knowledge or understanding of something had no more than a nodding acquaintance with economic theory 2. : a person with whom one is on terms of casual and distant civility * * * 1. a slight, incomplete, or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Polymath — A polymath (Greek polymathēs , πολυμαθής, having learned much )The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Cite web url=http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=polymath searchmode=none title=Online Etymology …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 su´per|fi´cial|ness — su|per|fi|cial «SOO puhr FIHSH uhl», adjective. 1. of the surface: »a superficial measurement. 2. on the surface; at the surface: »His burns were superficial and soon healed. 3. a) concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface; not… …

    Useful english dictionary


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