profundity

[pruh-fuhn-di-tee]

noun, plural pro·fun·di·ties for 2, 3.

the quality or state of being profound; depth.
Usually profundities. profound or deep matters.
a profoundly deep place; abyss.

Nearby words

  1. proformiphen,
  2. profound,
  3. profoundly,
  4. profoundly deaf,
  5. profumo,
  6. profuse,
  7. profusely,
  8. profusion,
  9. profusive,
  10. prog

Origin of profundity

1375–1425; late Middle English profundite < Late Latin profunditās. See profound, -ity

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Word Origin and History for profundity

profundity

n.

early 15c., "bottom of the sea," from Old French profundite (Modern French profondité) and directly from Late Latin profunditatem (nominative profunditas) "depth, intensity, immensity," from profundus "deep, vast" (see profound). Meaning "depth of intellect" in English is from c.1500.

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