adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
Examples from the Web for profound
But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a profound story of its own to tell.
This does not seem like a profound bit of dramaturgy on my part, and he agrees with it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It might have been asking too much for Philip Roth to provide it, but the need was profound.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’|Nathaniel Rich|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I had something deep and profound to say about drug legalization too, but the bong went out.
This has had a profound impact on our legal system in at least two very important respects.
Her taking of it began to seem to Artois, as it had evidently seemed to Gaspare, a fact of profound significance.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
His letters and the stanza addressed to Mrs. Boinville show the profound depression under which he laboured in April and May.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Mr. B. was a profound classic and linguist and member of several learned societies in England and abroad.
He was in a profound sleep—his head upon his rolled-up mantle.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
But it was an appeal to the wavering minds in the North, and upon them it made a profound impression.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One|Abraham Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for profound
Word Origin for profound
Word Origin and History for profound
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.