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Meaning of word shallow from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

shallow   noun

Meaning : A stretch of shallow water.

Synonyms : shoal

shallow   verb

Meaning : Make shallow.

Example : The silt shallowed the canal.

Synonyms : shoal

Meaning : Become shallow.

Example : The lake shallowed over time.

Synonyms : shoal

shallow   adjective

Meaning : Lacking physical depth. Having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center.

Example : Shallow water.
A shallow dish.
A shallow cut.
A shallow closet.
Established a shallow beachhead.
Hit the ball to shallow left field.

Having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center. Sometimes used in combination.

A deep well.
A deep dive.
Deep water.
A deep casserole.
A deep gash.
Deep massage.
Deep pressure receptors in muscles.
Deep shelves.
A deep closet.
Surrounded by a deep yard.
Hit the ball to deep center field.
In deep space.

Meaning : Not deep or strong. Not affecting one deeply.

Example : Shallow breathing.
A night of shallow fretful sleep.
In a shallow trance.

Relatively deep or strong. Affecting one deeply.

A deep breath.
A deep sigh.
Deep concentration.
Deep emotion.
A deep trance.
In a deep sleep.

Meaning : Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge. Concerned only with what is obvious.

Example : Shallow people.
His arguments seemed shallow and tedious.