Synonyms of shallow


1. shoal, shallow, body of water, water

usage: a stretch of shallow water


1. shallow, shoal, change, alter, modify

usage: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"

2. shallow, shoal, change

usage: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"


1. shallow (vs. deep), ankle-deep, knee-deep, fordable, neritic, reefy, shelfy, shelvy, shoaly

usage: 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"

2. shallow (vs. deep), light, wakeful

usage: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance"

3. shallow, superficial (vs. profound)

usage: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"

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Definition and meaning of shallow (Dictionary)