adjective, shal·low·er, shal·low·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of shallow
Examples from the Web for shallowness
The ignorant know not the depth of their ignorance, but the learned know the shallowness of their learning.A Cynic Looks at Life|Ambrose Bierce
It also shews the shallowness of the medullary groove in the anterior part of the body.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
“I—I cared for someone else,” said Margaret, thickly, unwilling to be convicted of shallowness.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
There is a kind of breadth that is shallowness; there is a kind of sympathy that has no punch.Modern American Prose Selections|Various
The little bits of conversation one catches in passing, showing the depth or shallowness of the speakers.Folly as It Flies|Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for shallowness
Word Origin for shallow
Word Origin and History for shallowness
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.