Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being shallow; lack of depth or profundity, either literally or figuratively; superficiality: as, the shallowness of a river; shallowness of mind or wit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality or state of being shallow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being shallow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
  • noun the quality of lacking physical depth

Etymologies

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shallow +‎ -ness

Examples

  • So that the magnitude of my shallowness is apparent, let me note before I say anything else, that even from our perch above, you could see what a handsome guy he is-we should all look so good at 71.

    Jacques Pepin Speaks

  • So that the magnitude of my shallowness is apparent, let me note before I say anything else, that even from our perch above, you could see what a handsome guy he is-we should all look so good at 71.

    Toast:

  • He spoke feelingly of what he called the shallowness of rationalism, of the dangers of the age, beautifully of that splendid past which the church must conserve.

    The Visioning

  • That shallowness is dangerous in itself and a poor reflection on the nation that elected him.

    Stromata Blog:

  • That shallowness is dangerous in itself and a poor reflection on the nation that elected him.

    Does This Administration Have a “Reset” Button?

  • While the characters, at face value, seem simple archetype characters, the shallowness is mostly thwarted by the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, and Jennifer Connolly.

    Rabid Rewind: 9

  • While the characters, at face value, seem simple archetype characters, the shallowness is mostly thwarted by the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, and Jennifer Connolly.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • The praiser quipped that "shallowness is under rated", and this is what I cling to.

    Envy, or what it's like to feel

  • "I perceive a certain shallowness to the" save the lake "movement here." uj

    Living Lakes

  • I perceive a certain shallowness to the "save the lake" movement here.

    Living Lakes

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