Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being shallow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being shallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

shallow +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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.

    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.

    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

  • 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

  • I have a feeling that her shallowness is a sham - but it works for her.

    A Deeper Shade Of Soul

  • Although one of the deepest thinkers in the homo-sphere, Sullivan immediately succumbed to the kind of shallowness parroted by every other pro-Marriage mouth-piece with whom I spoke.

    David Kaufman: Co-Opted: Marriage Equality's Civil Rights Rip-Off

  • The kool-aid tinged flavor of your reply notwithstanding, I shouldn't have predicated Obama's decision on the "shallowness" of his understanding.

    Bonior Building Behind-The-Scenes Momentum For Openly Gay Union Activist as Labor Secretary

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