Synonyms for shallow

Synonyms for (noun) shallow

Synonyms: shallow, shoal

Definition: a stretch of shallow water

Similar words: body of water, water

Definition: the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

Usage: they invaded our territorial waters; they were sitting by the water's edge

Synonyms for (verb) shallow

Synonyms: shallow, shoal

Definition: become shallow

Usage: the lake shallowed over time

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: shallow, shoal

Definition: make shallow

Usage: The silt shallowed the canal

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) shallow

Synonyms: shallow

Definition: lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center

Usage: shallow water; a shallow dish; a shallow cut; a shallow closet; established a shallow beachhead; hit the ball to shallow left field

Similar words: ankle-deep, knee-deep

Definition: coming only to the ankle or knee


Similar words: fordable

Definition: shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle

Usage: the stream was fordable


Similar words: neritic

Definition: relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast

Usage: neritic fauna


Similar words: shelfy, shelvy, shoaly, reefy

Definition: full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals

Usage: reefy shallows; shoaly waters


Synonyms: shallow

Definition: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

Usage: shallow breathing; a night of shallow fretful sleep; in a shallow trance

Similar words: wakeful, light

Definition: (of sleep) easily disturbed

Usage: in a light doze; a light sleeper; a restless wakeful night


Synonyms: shallow

Definition: lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious

Usage: shallow people; his arguments seemed shallow and tedious

Similar words: superficial

Definition: concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

Usage: superficial similarities; a superficial mind; his thinking was superficial and fuzzy; superficial knowledge; the superficial report didn't give the true picture; only superficial differences