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Dictionary definition for: Shallow

1. (n) a stretch of shallow water

2. (v) make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"

3. (a) lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water" "a shallow dish" "a shallow cut" "a shallow closet" "established a shallow beachhead" "hit the ball

4. (v) become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"

5. (a) not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing" "a night of shallow fretful sleep" "in a shallow trance"

6. (s) lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people" "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"

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