adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
Synonyms for profound
Antonyms for profound
Related Words for profounderthorough, philosophical, deep, serious, subtle, intelligent, weighty, acute, great, heartfelt, far-reaching, deep-seated, abject, utter, extensive, absolute, sincere, extreme, abstruse, difficult
Examples from the Web for profounder
Historical Examples of profounder
It had other, profounder consequences from the evolutionary point of view.Socialism
He only can receive who already hath—there is no profounder axiom.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Law undertakes the profounder task of comparing "line by line."Natural Law in the Spiritual World
The fear that beset him was of another kind, and had a profounder source.The Reef
But this morning her face showed signs of a profounder agitation.The Creators
Word Origin 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.