Meaning of COSMETIC in English


(FALSE) [adjective] [disapproving] - (esp. of changes and seeming improvements) intended to make you believe that something is better when, in reality, the problem has not been dealt with; superficialSocial workers have dismissed the government's latest efforts to sort out the homeless problem as purely cosmetic.They were offered a few cosmetic improvements to their working conditions but nothing of significance.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.