adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
Examples from the Web for 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|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only now, when we were able to talk frankly and at length, did I come to realize how profoundly it had affected him.
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|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It bores me profoundly, but it would bore me more to feel unkempt.The Lady of the Basement Flat|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The most profoundly sympathetic, vivid and true portrait of Byron ever drawn.The Millionaire Baby|Anna Katharine Green
Not having a heart of stone, I was so profoundly touched, that I would have tried to resume the subject.My Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
Very beautifully and profoundly does the psalmist ask, in vv.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Volume III|Alexander Maclaren
He was profoundly moved; his strong voice trembled, and his words came slowly.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home|Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for profoundly
Word Origin for profound
Word Origin and History for profoundly
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.