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Not deep or lasting; superficial.‘their left-wing attitudes were only skin-deep’
superficial, on the surface, surface, external, outwardshallow, empty, artificial, meaninglessView synonyms
- ‘Can any radicalism that has not gazed upon this dreadful Gorgon be anything other than skin-deep?’
- ‘I cooked up a little quiz for all these skin-deep diversity types and have invited my fellow ‘journalists of color’ to show us their true colors.’
- ‘Scratch an Irish atheist and you often find that his atheism is only skin-deep.’
- ‘Second, regulations are taken on as though a skin-deep phenomenon.’
- ‘Like some of the greatest film performances, Hoffman manages to get the skin-deep stuff down while illuminating his character's essence at the same time.’
- ‘Their beauty was skin-deep, and white-toned at that.’
- ‘But that remedy is only skin-deep, is not permanent and does not solve the fundamental problems of pride and acceptance.’
- ‘These kinds of events demonstrated that democracy and racial equality are skin-deep in America.’
- ‘Most of the treatments offered today are only skin-deep, limited to changing the external appearance.’
- ‘Epidermal relations with the rest of the world are not simply skin-deep.’
- ‘To me, it's a prime example of skin-deep journalism.’
- ‘In Ali's paintings these differences, though only skin-deep, have grave consequences.’
- ‘Yet upon closer examination, this diversity proves to be only skin-deep.’
- ‘Acne is not just skin-deep, and neither are its scars.’
- ‘All of these are pursued with little confidence and Roth's insight into romance and Hollywood cynicism are never more than skin-deep.’
- ‘The chemicals in an innocent-looking wash bag can make disturbing reading when you consider that make-up isn't just skin-deep.’
- ‘The differences, however, are literally just skin-deep.’
- ‘Big-screen celebrity is only skin-deep, or so some people say.’
- ‘The No-vote in the referendum has made it emphatically clear that this form of ‘europhoria’ was indeed only skin-deep.’
- ‘Enforced change only re-emphasises technologies of force and skin-deep commitment to change.’
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