Synonyms to on the surface

ankle deep, cursory, deep, deep-cut, deep-down, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-laid, deep-lying, deep-reaching, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, deep-sinking, deep-sunk, deep-sunken, deepish, deepsome, depthless, epidermal, jejune, knee-deep, light, not deep, profound, shallow, shallow-rooted, shoal, skin-deep, slight, superficial, surface, thin, trivial, unprofound, apparently, artificially, as it seems, at first sight, clearly, conspicuously, definitely, discernibly, distinctly, erroneously, evidently, explicitly, expressly, exteriorly, externally, factitiously, falsely, glaringly, in name only, manifestly, markedly, nominally, noticeably, observably, obviously, officially, on the outside, openly, ostensibly, out, outside, outwardly, outwards, palpably, patently, perceivably, perceptibly, plainly, plausibly, prima facie, professedly, prominently, pronouncedly, publically, recognizably, seeably, seemingly, spuriously, staringly, starkly, superficially, synthetically, to all appearances, to all seeming, to the eye, truthlessly, unconcealedly, undisguise