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
We can confirm the passing of Andre Harrell, everyone in the REVOLT family is devastated by the loss of our friend, mentor and Vice Chairman. Andre's impact on Hip Hop, the culture and on all of us personally has been immeasurable and profound. May he Rest In Peace.
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
We extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people, history will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around Raul Castro. … For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements.
On behalf of the nation, I would particularly like to express my profound gratitude for the valor and sacrifice of those who have laid down their lives to keep us safe, to remember their families who mourn, and to recognize those who continue to serve in order to safeguard our freedoms.
You couldn't have a more important congressional election that will make a difference in the future of the US House of Representatives, you have an opportunity to make a profound difference in the cause for life in November.
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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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