Definition of superficiality in US English:

superficiality

noun

  • Lack of thoroughness, depth of character, or serious thought.

    ‘the ignorance and superficiality of the media hinder a serious examination of the question’
    ‘he ruthlessly exposes the superficiality of 1980s culture’
    count noun ‘it's too easy to hurt people over the superficialities of appearance’
    • ‘The superficiality of this interview is an ironic prelude to the depths we will watch the characters experience later.’
    • ‘The novel exposes the superficiality of bourgeois lives that associate the possession of material things with prosperity and good living.’
    • ‘Superficiality of public argument and inattention to sustained discussion were thought to impoverish decision-making about public affairs.’
    • ‘At university she was shocked to find superficiality among the students around her: most people seemed concerned with socializing, their physical appearance, and going to parties.’
    • ‘He's hardly a stud, and his superficiality and dismissal of any woman he deems unfit are more galling as a result.’

Pronunciation

superficiality

/ˌsupərˌfɪʃiˈælədi//ˌso͞opərˌfiSHēˈalədē/