profound

[ pruh-found ]
/ prəˈfaʊnd /

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

noun Literary.

Origin of profound

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

Related forms

pro·found·ly, adverbpro·found·ness, nounun·pro·found, adjectiveun·pro·found·ly, adverb
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profound

/ (prəˈfaʊnd) /

adjective

noun

archaic, or literary a great depth; abyss

Derived Forms

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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