adjective, shal·low·er, shal·low·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of shallow
Related Words for shallowestflat, trivial, empty, hollow, foolish, frothy, shelf, slight, surface, shoal, trifling, petty, simple, flimsy, piddling, idle, lightweight, cursory, superficial, unsound
Examples from the Web for shallowest
Historical Examples of shallowest
The shallowest of them might ask a hearing—he dared not for his dishonored honor's sake.Theo
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
As a matter of fact, words are, as a rule, the shallowest portion of all the argument.Sister Carrie
The river was now at its shallowest, and the men were able to pole the boat across.The Dash for Khartoum
George Alfred Henty
When I put in my stick, however, I could not fathom it—and this at the shallowest part.In the Rocky Mountains
W. H. G. Kingston
You could not have seen the pollywogs in the shallowest places along the margin.Rollo in Geneva
Word Origin for shallow
c.1400, schalowe "not deep," probably from or related to Old English sceald (see shoal (n.)). Of breathing, attested from 1875; of thought or feeling, "superficial," first recorded 1580s. The noun, usually shallows, is first recorded 1570s, from the adjective.