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shallow

shal·low

shallow

 
 
pronunciation:
shae lo
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shallower, shallowest
definition 1: measuring little from top to bottom; lacking depth.
The water was so shallow that we could walk out far into the lake.This bowl is too shallow for these flowers.
antonyms:
deep
similar words:
shoal, thin
definition 2: lacking deep thought or consideration; superficial.
How can you marry someone with such a shallow mind?They took offense at his shallow remarks.The professor commented that her analysis of the poem was rather shallow.
synonyms:
superficial
antonyms:
deep, profound
similar words:
artificial, empty, frivolous, frothy, idle, insubstantial, light, meaningless, petty, skin-deep, slight, surface, trifling, trivial, vacuous
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) a place where the water is not deep.
The children played in the shallows near the shore.
synonyms:
shoal
antonyms:
deep
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: shallowed, shallowing, shallows
definition: to make or become shallow.
synonyms:
shoal
derivations: shallowly (adv.), shallowness (n.)
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