Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shallow

1 sense of shallow

Sense 1
shoal, shallow -- (a stretch of shallow water)
       => body of water, water -- (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shallow

2 senses of shallow

Sense 1
shallow, shoal -- (make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
shallow, shoal -- (become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj shallow

3 senses of shallow

Sense 1
shallow (vs. deep) -- (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 to shallow left field")

deep (vs. shallow) -- (having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep")
        => abysmal, abyssal, unfathomable -- (resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean")
        => bottomless -- (extremely deep; "a bottomless pit"; "a bottomless lake")
        => deep-water -- (of or carried on in waters of great depth; "a deep-water port")
        => profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded -- (situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns")
        => walk-in (prenominal) -- ((of e.g. closets or refrigerators) extending very far enough back to allow a person to enter; "a deep walk-in refrigerator"; "walk-in closets")

Sense 2
shallow (vs. deep) -- (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance")

deep (vs. shallow) -- (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep")
        => heavy, profound, sound, wakeless -- ((of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep")
        => profound -- (coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh")

Sense 3
shallow -- (lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious")

INDIRECT (VIA superficial) -> profound -- (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret")

Similarity of adj shallow

3 senses of shallow

Sense 1
shallow (vs. deep) -- (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 to shallow left field")
       => ankle-deep, knee-deep -- (coming only to the ankle or knee)
       => fordable -- (shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle; "the stream was fordable")
       => neritic -- (relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast; "neritic fauna")
       => reefy, shelfy, shelvy, shoaly -- (full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals; "reefy shallows"; "shoaly waters")

Sense 2
shallow (vs. deep) -- (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance")
       => light, wakeful -- ((of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night")

Sense 3
shallow -- (lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious")
       => superficial (vs. profound) -- (concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences")

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