noun, plural pro·fun·di·ties for 2, 3.
- profoundly deaf,
Origin of profundity
Examples from the Web for profundity
They have to learn the profundity of the sorrow and the pain that the memory of the Holocaust evokes, and they have to respect it.Palestinians Need To Learn The Lesson On Antisemitism|Emily L. Hauser|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nikos Kazantzakis had no problems writing a moving novel of beauty, profundity, and luminosity.
The most profound truths are often the simplest ones, and Wallace was a genius at revealing the simplicity of profundity.David Foster Wallace, Traditionalist? Considering ‘Both Flesh and Not: Essays’|David Masciotra|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shakespeare did not write for a coterie: yet he produced some works of considerable subtlety and profundity.Play-Making|William Archer
He came, by long posing, to impose upon himself and to believe in his own profundity.Studies in Contemporary Biography|James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
Abstruseness in expression is very frequently regarded as an indication of profundity.The Young Man and the World|Albert J. Beveridge
"Nor is he, of clarity and also profundity, a hill man," the girl observed.Conquest Over Time|Michael Shaara
It would ill become me, a pupil of this philosophy, to deny its profundity.Soliloquies in England|George Santayana
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.