adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
- profoundly deaf,
Origin of profound
Examples from the Web for profoundness
In patristic study he may have stood beneath Luther; in originality and profoundness of thought he was certainly inferior to More.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)|John Richard Green
As they drew near the Point, they were struck with the profoundness of its quiet.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Profoundness in their apprehension and glorifying of everyday things (fire, agriculture).We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)|Friedrich Nietzsche
The profoundness and constancy of these differences clearly show that the relationship of such races to ours must be very remote.The Sexual Question|August Forel
It is an idea by no means calculated to impress by its greatness, or to puzzle by its profoundness.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
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.