Definitions for profoundprəˈfaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profound(adj)

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"

  2. profound(adj)

    of the greatest intensity; complete

    "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"

  3. fundamental, profound(adj)

    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"

  4. profound(adj)

    coming from deep within one

    "a profound sigh"

  5. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. profound(Noun)

    The deep; the sea; the ocean.

    God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys.

  2. profound(Noun)

    An abyss.

  3. profound(Verb)

    To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.

  4. profound(Verb)

    To dive deeply; to penetrate.

  5. profound(Adjective)

    Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.

  6. profound(Adjective)

    Very deep; very serious

  7. profound(Adjective)

    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.

  8. profound(Adjective)

    Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

  9. profound(Adjective)

    Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

  10. Origin: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profound(adj)

    descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep

  2. Profound(adj)

    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

  3. Profound(adj)

    characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep

  4. Profound(adj)

    bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow

  5. Profound(noun)

    the deep; the sea; the ocean

  6. Profound(noun)

    an abyss

  7. Profound(verb)

    to cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down

  8. Profound(verb)

    to dive deeply; to penetrate

  9. Origin: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Profound

    prō-fownd′, adj. far below the surface: low: very deep: intense: abstruse: mysterious: occult: intellectually deep: penetrating deeply into knowledge.—n. the sea or ocean: an abyss, great depth.—adv. Profound′ly, deeply: with deep knowledge or insight: with deep concern.—ns. Profound′ness, Profund′ity, the state or quality of being profound: depth of place, of knowledge, &c.: that which is profound. [Fr. profond—L. profunduspro, forward, fundus, bottom.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profound' in Adjectives Frequency: #774

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profound in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Simone de Beauvoir:

    Buying is a profound pleasure.

  2. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

    Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

  3. Lynn Johnston:

    The most profound statements are often said in silence.

  4. Josh Brolin:

    My job in the movie is to be as anti-profound as possible.

  5. Michel de Montaigne:

    The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.

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