a.1.Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed.
2.Incapable of deep feeling.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Shallow-brained cheerfulness, foolish dreams, unfounded hopes, you would say; and I will not venture to deny it: suspicions to that effect arose too frequently in my own mind.
The opening sequence at the TV station, where Maya passively takes on a shallow-brained TV newscaster (Emily Procter), is cheering, and Blush's dry receptionist's (Donna Ponterotto) putdown of power-mad Finch shows a weather eye for amusing details.