skin-deep

[ skin-deep ]
/ ˈskɪnˈdip /

adjective

superficial or slight; not profound or substantial: Their sincerity is only skin-deep.

adverb

slightly; superficially: He went into the subject only skin-deep.

Origin of skin-deep

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for skin-deep

skin-deep

adjective

superficial; shallow

adverb

superficially
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