Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage.
- Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface: a superficial wound.
- Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; shallow.
- Apparent rather than actual or substantial: a superficial resemblance.
- Trivial; insignificant: made only a few superficial changes in the manuscript.