Origin of superficial
Examples from the Web for superficiality
If the city the city we love to hate for its superficiality is on board, who knows?
The history of larp as a hobby for the rich and famous illustrates the superficiality of its current geeky stigma.
And, as has been in the news lately, modeling can also be about stress, superficiality, race and false values.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The weakness in Romney is his superficiality, and the problem in our politics is... well, its superficiality.
He had ambitions and ideas that exceeded the superficiality of his industry.
Too much has been made of Heine's superficiality by the pedants among his detractors.
Oswald is astonished by this strange mixture of courage and superficiality.
Byron reflects upon his paradoxes and superficiality in Note II., infra.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2|George Gordon Byron
The familiar was not binding upon him, for his thought was emancipated from routine and superficiality.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
In spite of the superficiality of his own arguments, which I was not learned enough to detect, I was ingloriously routed.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for superficiality
Word Origin for superficial
Word Origin and History for superficiality
late 14c., in anatomical and mathematical uses, "of or relating to a surface," from Latin superficialis "of or pertaining to the surface," from superficies "surface," from super "above, over" (see super-) + facies "form, face" (see face (n.)). Meaning "not deep, without thorough understanding, cursory" (of perceptions, thoughts, etc.) first recorded early 15c. (implied in superficially "not thoroughly").