Definitions for profound
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word profound.
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, wakelessadjective
(of sleep) deep and complete
"a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsoundedadjective
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.
Etymology: Late profound, from profont, from profundus, from pro + fundus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: profond, Fr. profundus, Lat
All else deep snow and ice,
A gulf profound, as that Serbonian bog
Betwixt Damiata and mount Casius old. John Milton.
He hath hither thrust me down
Into this gloom of Tartarus profound. John Milton.
What words wilt thou use to move thy God to hear thee? what humble gestures? what profound reverence? Brian Duppa.
Not orators only with the people, but even the very profoundest disputers in all faculties, have hereby often, with the best learned, prevailed most. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 7.
The revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them. Hosea v. 2.
God, in the fathomless profound,
Hath all his choice commanders drown’d. George Sandys.
Now I lie absent in the vast profound;
And me without myself the seas have drown’d. Dryden.
If some other place th’ ethereal king
Possesses lately, thither to arrive,
I travel this profound. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii.
To dive; to penetrate. A barbarous word.
Etymology: from the noun.
We cannot profound into the hidden things of nature, nor see the first springs that set the rest a-going. Joseph Glanvill.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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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
Williams wrote about current and past racial tensions in America reflected through Walter Williams teenage years in a housing project in Northern Philadelphia. News of Walter Williams death promptedwords of grief from several prominent Republicans. Walter Williams was legendary, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote. Walter Williams was brilliant, incisive, witty, and profound. I grew up reading Walter Williams, and Walter Williams was a ferocious defender of free markets and a powerful explainer of the virtues of Liberty.
Most dietary recommendations that one can think of are based on one of these grading systems, however, what people didn't highlight, or maybe they didn't fully appreciate, is that there are profound differences between individuals. In some cases, individuals have opposite responses to one another, and this is really a big hole in the literature.
I am very grateful to the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision today to hear my case, i am innocent of these crimes and ask the Court to reverse these convictions. I maintain my profound confidence in God's grace to sustain me and my family, and thank my friends and supporters across the country for their faithfulness over these past three years.
There are too many craters at this point for it just to be a coincidence, if we start finding even more of these larger craters, then you should start speculating about whether this [bombardment] could have had a profound impact on the evolution of Earth's biology.
We know what to do and we know how to do it, these investments save lives, empower women and girls, strengthen health systems and have a profound and lasting impact on development.
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- hluboký, oduševnělýCzech
- tief, profundGerman
- βαθύς, περισπούδαστος, εμβριθής, έντονος, βαθυστόχαστοςGreek
- perusteellinen, syvällinen, syväFinnish
- wijs, diep, diepgaandDutch
- care e în adânc, adânc, profundRomanian
- низкий, основательный, мудрый, глубокийRussian
- skarpsinnig, klartänkt, djupsinnigSwedish
- thâm thúyVietnamese
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