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shallow

view main entry for shallowadjective  /ˈʃæləʊ/ 
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shallowly

adverb

shallowness

noun [uncountable]
shallowness noun [uncountable]Describing or relating to breathing: breathless, bronchial, chesty, choke, deep, deeply, heavily, indrawn, laboured, puffedLack of intelligence, understanding or careful thought: stupidity, ignorance, incomprehension, vacancy, the absurd, indiscretion, myopia, short-termism, precipitation, vacuityWords used to describe depth: bottomless, come down, deep, deep, deeply, depth, fathom, fathomless, knee-deep, profound

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