Origin of superficial
Examples from the Web for superficially
Instead, it was superficially crass and, in turn, barely provocative.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
ID is only superficially supportive of Christian belief, a point I made in the debate.
Ends: When your boss sends out a superficially friendly email reminding everyone to stay safe on the way to the office tomorrow.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm|Kelly Williams Brown|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With its generous quota of automatic weapons and breaking glass, Die Hard 2 is superficially like a zillion other action movies.Seriously, ‘Die Hard’ Was a Novel Before It Was a Movie and a Good One|Malcolm Jones|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are not superficially Jewish, the way that much of the Jersey Shore gang was superficially Italian-American.Is Bravo’s Jewish Princesses Long Island the Most Offensive TV Show Ever?|Andrew Romano|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, the standard of wealth has superficially advanced, if that be any satisfaction.Another Sheaf|John Galsworthy
The second and superficially more solid process of preparation is much better known.Lord Kitchener|G. K. Chesterton
Most superficially is the zona glomerulosa, then the zona fascicularis, and most deeply the zona reticularis.
All wood, no matter how long it is kept, nor how dry it may be superficially, will always shrink again when cut into.Arts and Crafts Essays|Various
Many of them are even learned, and not superficially either.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
British Dictionary definitions for superficially
Word Origin for superficial
Word Origin and History for superficially
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").