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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a superficial manner;
- Example: "he was superficially interested"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 contents; superficial tillage. [1913 Webster] 2. Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge. [1913 Webster] This superficial tale Is but a preface of her worthy praise. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He is a presumptuous and superficial writer. --Burke. [1913 Webster] That superficial judgment, which happens to be right without deserving to be so. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] -- Su`per*fi"cial*ly, adv. -- Su`per*fi"cial*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

superficially adv 1: in a superficial manner; "he was superficially interested"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "superficially": amain, apace, apparently, aridly, as it seems, at first sight, at once, barrenly, bloodlessly, by forced marches, colorlessly, cursorily, dismally, draggily, drearily, drearisomely, dryly, dully, dustily, effetely, emptily, expeditiously, exteriorly, externally, feverishly, frivolously, furiously, hand over fist, hastily, heavily, helter-skelter, hollowly, hotfoot, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, idly, immaterially, immediately, in passing, inanely, inconsequentially, insignificantly, insipidly, instantly, jejunely, lifelessly, lightly, on the outside, on the run, on the surface, openly, ostensibly, out, outside, outwardly, outwards, pallidly, pell-mell, pettily, ploddingly, pointlessly, ponderously, prima facie, promptly, publically, quickly, seemingly, shallowly, slapdash, slowly, speedily, spiritlessly, stodgily, stuffily, swiftly, tastelessly, tediously, to all appearances, to all seeming, to the eye, triflingly, trivially, unessentially, unimportantly, uninterestingly, vapidly, with a rush, with all haste, with dispatch, with haste, without