1. Being on the surface; not penetrating the substance of a thing; as a superficial color; a superficial covering.
2. Composing the surface or exterior part; as, soil constitutes the superficial part of the earth.
3. Shallow; contrived to cover something.
This superficial tale
Is but a preface to her worthy praise.
4. Shallow; not deep or profound; reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; as a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge.