shallower

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shallow \Shal"low\, adjective [Compar. {Shallower}; superl. {Shallowest}.] [OE. schalowe, probably originally, sloping or shelving; cf. Icel. skj[=a]lgr wry, squinting, AS. sceolh, D. & G. scheel, OHG. schelah. Cf. {Shelve} to slope, {Shoal} shallow.]

1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal. "Shallow brooks, and rivers wide." --Milton.

2. Not deep in tone. [R.]

The sound perfecter and not so shallow and jarring. --Bacon.

3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.

The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the French king. --Bacon.

Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself. --Milton.


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