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English adjective: profound

1. profound showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth


SamplesThe differences are profound.
A profound insight.
A profound book.
A profound mind.
Profound contempt.
Profound regret.


Similardeep, thoughtful


See alsointense, scholarly


Antonymssuperficial

2. profound of the greatest intensity; complete


SamplesA profound silence.
A state of profound shock.


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

3. profound far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsfundamental


Similarimportant, significant


Antonymsunimportant, insignificant

4. profound coming from deep within one


SamplesA profound sigh.


Similardeep


Antonymsshallow

5. profound (of sleep) deep and complete


SamplesA heavy sleep.
Fell into a profound sleep.
A sound sleeper.
Deep wakeless sleep.


Synonymsheavy, sound, wakeless


Similardeep


Antonymsshallow

6. profound situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed


SamplesThe profound depths of the sea.
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean.
Unplumbed depths of the sea.
Remote and unsounded caverns.


Synonymsunfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded


Similardeep


Antonymsshallow









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