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pro·found

profound

 
 
pronunciation:
pr faUnd [or] pro faUnd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located at, reaching to, or coming from a great depth; deep.
He felt profound grief after the death of his wife.
synonyms:
deep
similar words:
abysmal, bottomless, cavernous, fathomless, soundless, subterranean, unfathomable, yawning
definition 2: having intellectual insight and depth.
Her essays contained profound thoughts that her professor felt worthy of publication.When I try to impress people by saying something profound, I usually say something stupid.
synonyms:
deep, penetrating, sagacious, wise
antonyms:
inane, shallow, superficial
similar words:
erudite, gnostic, heavy, intellectual, learned, luminous, recondite, sage, scholarly, serious, sober, thoughtful
definition 3: going to, or as though to, a great depth; penetrating; intense.
He experienced profound anxiety for years after the war.
synonyms:
acute, intense, penetrating
antonyms:
superficial
similar words:
deep, exquisite, extreme, heavy, keen, moving, poignant, severe
definition 4: extending throughout; complete or pervasive.
This discovery had profound implications for the field of medicine.
synonyms:
complete, pervasive
similar words:
arrant, extensive, far-reaching, intimate, out-and-out, radical, thoroughgoing
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derivations: profoundly (adv.), profoundness (n.)
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