Definition of skin-deep in English:

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Pronunciation: /skɪnˈdiːp/


Not deep or lasting; superficial: their left-wing attitudes were only skin-deep
More example sentences
  • Most of the treatments offered today are only skin-deep, limited to changing the external appearance.
  • I cooked up a little quiz for all these skin-deep diversity types and have invited my fellow ‘journalists of color’ to show us their true colors.
  • Like some of the greatest film performances, Hoffman manages to get the skin-deep stuff down while illuminating his character's essence at the same time.
superficial, on the surface, surface, external, outward;
shallow, empty, artificial, meaningless

Words that rhyme with skin-deep

asleep, beep, bleep, cheap, cheep, creep, deep, heap, Jeep, keep, leap, neap, neep, peep, reap, seep, sheep, sleep, steep, Streep, sweep, veep, weep

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