adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
Synonyms for profound
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Examples from the Web for profoundly
Contemporary Examples of profoundly
Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014
Only now, when we were able to talk frankly and at length, did I come to realize how profoundly it had affected him.Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath
December 2, 2014
They profoundly question whether these programs will be available to them when they become eligible.
The Republican base is profoundly larger than it was in 1964.
New York is profoundly weak in engineering talent (PDF)—ranking 78th out of 85 metropolitan areas in engineers per capita.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay
October 5, 2014
Historical Examples of profoundly
Wilson's voice showed that he was more than incredulous; he was profoundly moved.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The attitude in which he rested his menaced eyes was profoundly meditative.The Secret Agent
I was not profoundly convinced that this was a safe risk for me to take.Southern Lights and Shadows
The building was profoundly dark, and none were moving near it save themselves.Barnaby Rudge
Never before had she felt so profoundly the puissance of her sex.
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.