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profound

[ pruh-found, proh‐ ]
/ prəˈfaʊnd, proʊ‐ /
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adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.

noun Literary.

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Origin of profound

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin profundus “deep, vast,” equivalent to pro- pro-1 + fundus “bottom” (see found1)

OTHER WORDS FROM profound

pro·found·ly, adverbpro·found·ness, nounun·pro·found, adjective
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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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