[ pruh-found ]
/ prəˈfaʊnd /
adjective, pro·found·er, pro·found·est.
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being; profound grief.
being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious: profound insight.
of deep meaning; of great and broadly inclusive significance: a profound book.
pervasive or intense; thorough; complete: a profound silence.
extending, situated, or originating far down, or far beneath the surface: the profound depths of the ocean.
low: a profound bow.
something that is profound.
the deep sea; ocean.
Words nearby profound
Origin of profound
OTHER WORDS FROM profoundpro·found·ly, adverbpro·found·ness, nounun·pro·found, adjectiveun·pro·found·ly, adverb
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To manœuvre was the profoundest instinct of his unprofound nature.Bonaventure|George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for unprofound
/ (prəˈfaʊnd) /
penetrating deeply into subjects or ideasa profound mind
showing or requiring great knowledge or understandinga profound treatise
situated at or extending to a great depth
reaching to or stemming from the depths of one's natureprofound regret
intense or absoluteprofound silence
thoroughgoing; extensiveprofound changes
archaic, or literary a great depth; abyss
Derived forms of profoundprofoundly, adverbprofoundness or profundity (prəˈfʌndɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for profound
C14: from Old French profund, from Latin profundus deep, from pro- 1 + fundus bottom
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