Definitions for profoundprəˈfaʊnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•foundprəˈfaʊnd(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)showing deep insight or understanding:
a profound thinker.
originating in the depths of one's being:
going beyond what is superficial or obvious:
of deep significance:
a profound book.
complete and pervasive:
a profound silence.
extending or situated far beneath the surface:
the profound depths of the ocean.
a profound bow.
(n.)something that is profound.
the deep sea; ocean.
Origin of profound:
1275–1325; ME < AF < L profundus deep, vast =pro-pro -1+fundus bottom
showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
"the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
of the greatest intensity; complete
"a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
"the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes"
coming from deep within one
"a profound sigh"
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)
(of sleep) deep and complete
"a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded(adj)
situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed
"the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
involving important or very meaningful thoughts or ideas
a very profound observation/thought/comment
extreme or severe
profound memory loss; profound changes in communications systems
The deep; the sea; the ocean.
God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.
To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
To dive deeply; to penetrate.
Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
Very deep; very serious
Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
Origin: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.
descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep
intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom
characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep
bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow
the deep; the sea; the ocean
to cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down
to dive deeply; to penetrate
Translations for profound
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- profundoPortuguese (BR)
- 深遠的Chinese (Trad.)
- 深远的Chinese (Simp.)
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