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deep

 
 
pronunciation:
dip
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
phrases:
in deep water
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: deeper, deepest
definition 1: having great space below or behind a certain point; reaching far down or back; not shallow.
The oceans are deep as well as vast.The deep knife wound was bleeding profusely.You can store a lot of things in these deep cupboards.
antonyms:
shallow, superficial
similar words:
bottomless, broad, cavernous, extensive, fathomless, profound, thick, vast, wide, yawning
definition 2: extending far into space.
similar words:
extensive, far-reaching, penetrating
definition 3: obscure, hard to understand, or profound.
His philosophical essays are quite deep.I could add very little to their deep, intellectual discussion.
synonyms:
abstruse, profound, recondite, unfathomable
antonyms:
light
similar words:
arcane, heavy, impenetrable, incomprehensible, obscure
definition 4: intensely felt, as emotions.
She was overcome with deep sorrow when her mother died.
synonyms:
heartfelt, intense
similar words:
fervent, heavy, impassioned, profound, strong
definition 5: low in pitch.
He has a deep voice and sings bass in the choir.
synonyms:
low-pitched
antonyms:
high-pitched
similar words:
bass, resonant, rich, sonorous
definition 6: dark in color.
I love the deep purple of those violets.
synonyms:
dark
similar words:
rich
definition 7: of great intellectual power.
Even as a first-year student, he was judged deep by his professors.
synonyms:
intellectual, profound
antonyms:
empty, inane, shallow, superficial
similar words:
learned, luminous, perspicacious, wise
definition 8: overwhelming.
He found himself in deep trouble after his arrest.
synonyms:
grave, serious
similar words:
heavy, intense, overwhelming, pressing, profound
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phrase: in deep water
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very deep place in the ocean or other body of water.
Some very odd life forms live in the deep.
synonyms:
depths
antonyms:
shallow
similar words:
abysm, abyss, bottom, depth
definition 2: the most intense period.
I woke up suddenly in the deep of night.It's only very cold in the deep of winter.
synonyms:
dead, depth
similar words:
middle, midst
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: deeper, deepest
definition 1: to or at a great depth.
The ship sank deep into the ocean.
synonyms:
profoundly
similar words:
down, low
definition 2: to or at a great extent, distance, or period of time.
He looked deep into the past for the answer.
synonyms:
far, way
definition 3: profoundly.
I've thought deep on the subject but still have no answers.
synonyms:
extensively, profoundly
derivations: deeply (adv.), deepness (n.)
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