English adjective: profound
|1.||profound showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth|
|Samples||The differences are profound.|
A profound insight.
A profound book.
A profound mind.
|See also||intense, scholarly|
|2.||profound of the greatest intensity; complete|
|Samples||A profound silence.|
A state of profound shock.
|3.||profound far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something|
|Samples||The fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred.|
The book underwent fundamental changes.
Committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance.
Profound social changes.
|4.||profound coming from deep within one|
|Samples||A profound sigh.|
|5.||profound (of sleep) deep and complete|
|Samples||A heavy sleep.|
Fell into a profound sleep.
A sound sleeper.
Deep wakeless sleep.
|Synonyms||heavy, sound, wakeless|
|6.||profound situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed|
|Samples||The profound depths of the sea.|
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean.
Unplumbed depths of the sea.
Remote and unsounded caverns.
|Synonyms||unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded|