adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
Origin of profound
Synonyms for profound
Antonyms for profound
Related Words for unprofoundpetty, impractical, senseless, idiotic, foolish, pointless, barmy, childish, dizzy, empty-headed, facetious, flighty, flip, flippant, gay, giddy, harebrained, idle, juvenile, light
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To manœuvre was the profoundest instinct of his unprofound nature.Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
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.