profoundness in their apprehension and glorifying of everyday things (fire, agriculture).
I declare, the profoundness, the ingeniousness, and the boldness of your successful answers filled me with amazement!
In patristic study he may have stood beneath Luther; in originality and profoundness of thought he was certainly inferior to More.
A thinner skin permits to the touch of woman, more vivacity, delicacy, and profoundness.
They all treat of the praise of the Right Path, but, owing to their profoundness, are hard to understand.'
This does not require it to cease to be profound, unless by profoundness be meant darkness.
His view only differs from the summary before us in the power of its eloquence and the profoundness of its psychologic insight.
Criticism purely æsthetic cannot destroy the poignancy and profoundness of the theme and throughout the touch of a master power.
We may acquire languages; we may devote ourselves to arts; we may give ourselves up to the profoundness of science.
There was a profoundness, a capacity for hellishness in their expression which scarcely belonged to a sanely-balanced mind.
c.1300, "characterized by intellectual depth," from Old French profund (12c., Modern French profond), from Latin profundus "deep, bottomless, vast," also "obscure; profound; immoderate," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)). The literal and figurative senses both were in Latin, but English, having already deep, employed this word primarily in its figurative sense. Related: Profoundly.