Shallow

Definition of Shallow

Shal´low
a.1.Not deep; having little depth; shoal.
2.Not deep in tone.
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.
n.1.A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.
A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel.
- Bacon.
Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand.
- Dryden.
2.(Zool.) The rudd.
v. t.1.To make shallow.
v. i.1.To become shallow, as water.

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