- Not deep or lasting; superficial: their left-wing attitudes were only skin-deepMore example sentences
superficial, (on the) surface, external, outward, shallow
- 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.