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Adjective: shallow (shallower,shallowest)  sha-low
  1. Lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a centre
    "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"
     
  2. Not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply
    "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance"
     
  3. Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious
    "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious";
    - fluffy
Noun: shallow  sha-low
  1. A stretch of shallow water
    - shoal
Verb: shallow  sha-low
  1. Make shallow
    "The silt shallowed the canal";
    - shoal
     
  2. Become shallow
    "the lake shallowed over time";
    - shoal

Derived forms: shallowing, shallows, shallower, shallowed, shallowest

See also: ankle-deep, deepness, depth, fordable, knee-deep, light, neritic, reefy, shelfy, shelvy, shoaly, superficial, wakeful

Type of: alter, body of water, change, modify, water

Antonym: deep

Encyclopedia: Shallow