Inherent vs Superficial - What's the difference?

inherent | superficial |


As adjectives the difference between inherent and superficial

is that inherent is inherent while superficial is shallow, lacking substance.

As a noun superficial is

(chiefly in plural) a surface detail.

inherent

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(-)
  • Naturally as part or consequence of something.
  • * (Lyn Beth Neylon)
  • You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
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    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with inherit .

    Antonyms

    * extrinsic

    Synonyms

    * ingrained

    superficial

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shallow, lacking substance.
  • At face value.
  • *
  • Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
  • Of or pertaining to the surface.
  • Being near the surface.
  • (rare) Two-dimensional; drawn on a flat surface.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to the surface) surficial

    Antonyms

    * in-depth * thorough * (lacking substance) substantive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly in plural) A surface detail.
  • He always concentrates on the superficials and fails to see the real issue.