adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
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Related Words for un-profoundpetty, impractical, senseless, idiotic, foolish, pointless, barmy, childish, dizzy, empty-headed, facetious, flighty, flip, flippant, gay, giddy, harebrained, idle, juvenile, light
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.