profound

[ pruh-found ]
/ prəˈfaʊnd /

adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.

noun Literary.

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Origin of profound

1275–1325; Middle English <Anglo-French <Latin profundus deep, vast, equivalent to pro-pro-1 + fundus bottom (see found2)

OTHER WORDS FROM profound

pro·found·ly, adverbpro·found·ness, nounun·pro·found, adjectiveun·pro·found·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for profound

profound
/ (prəˈfaʊnd) /

adjective

noun

archaic, or literary a great depth; abyss

Derived forms of profound

profoundly, adverbprofoundness or profundity (prəˈfʌndɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for profound

C14: from Old French profund, from Latin profundus deep, from pro- 1 + fundus bottom
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