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"
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
Origin: [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. profundus—pro, forward, fundus, bottom.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'profound' in Adjectives Frequency: #774
The numerical value of profound in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of profound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
I express my profound sorrow and sincere apologies to anyone who was abused by a priest, sister or a lay church worker.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
He that knows himself, knows others and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
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- oduševnělý, hlubokýCzech
- profund, tiefGerman
- βαθύς, έντονος, βαθυστόχαστος, εμβριθής, περισπούδαστοςGreek
- syvällinen, syvä, perusteellinenFinnish
- diepgaand, wijs, diepDutch
- adânc, profund, care e în adâncRomanian
- низкий, глубокий, мудрый, основательныйRussian
- skarpsinnig, klartänkt, djupsinnigSwedish
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