[ UK /ʃˈælə‍ʊnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈʃæɫoʊnəs/ ]
  1. lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
  2. the quality of lacking physical depth
    take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive
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How To Use shallowness In A Sentence

  • I perceive a certain shallowness to the "save the lake" movement here. Living Lakes
  • In his novels of this period, as in his dress and manner, he deliberately attitudinized, a fact which in part reflected a certain shallowness of character, in part was a device to attract attention for the sake of his political ambition. A History of English Literature
  • The push-button shallowness of ,emOff the Map means it's going to miss the epic tragi-comedy of what working overseas in aid, journalism or policy is really like. MP Nunan: "Off the Map" Is Off the Mark
  • The character is used to demonstrate the occasional shallowness of our society.
  • The thinness of the coverage and the shallowness of the analysis seem a direct outgrowth of the networks' steady disengagement from the world in recent years.
  • He argues the shallowness in the use of military power in the past administration and then emphatically debunks the 'casualty myth'.
  • Either way, the result is unrelieved shallowness.
  • In contrast, a pedant is a supercilious show-off who drops references to Sophocles and masks his shallowness by using words like “fulgent” and “supercilious.” Archive 2008-11-01
  • The danger is that we should confuse the reputability of beliefs, and the reputability of those who professed them, with depth or shallowness.
  • This is why the search for true happiness will inevitably start to expose the shallowness of our lives.
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