deep vs shallow

deep

Definitions

adjective

  1. of an obscure nature
  2. relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
  3. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
  4. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
  5. very distant in time or space
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adverb

  1. to a great depth; far down or in
  2. to an advanced time
  3. to a great distance

noun

  1. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  2. the central and most intense or profound part
  3. literary term for an ocean

Examples

Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.

The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.

The Oni character is a deep-rooted aspect of Japanese culture.

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shallow

Definitions

verb

  1. make shallow
  2. become shallow

noun

  1. a stretch of shallow water

adjective

  1. lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center
  2. lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious
  3. not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

Examples

Architecturally they incorporate the low roofs, polygonal towers and shallow, semicircular domes of the Byzantine mode.

Place in a shallow dish and squeeze over lemon juice, then drizzle over oil.

They waded the river at a shallow point.

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