adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
- the differences are profound
- a profound insight
- a profound book
- a profound mind
- profound contempt
- profound regret
adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
- a profound silence
- a state of profound shock
adjective satellite far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
- 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
adjective satellite coming from deep within one
adjective satellite (of sleep) deep and complete
heavy; sound; wakeless.
- a heavy sleep
- fell into a profound sleep
- a sound sleeper
- deep wakeless sleep
adjective satellite situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed
unsounded; unplumbed; unfathomed.
- the profound depths of the sea
- the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray
- unplumbed depths of the sea
- remote and unsounded caverns
, L. profundus
; pro before, forward + fundus
the bottom. See Found
to establish, Bottom
- Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. "A gulf profound."
- Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
- Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep. "Profound sciatica."
Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt.
- Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
What humble gestures! What profound reverence!
- The deep; the sea; the ocean.
God in the fathomless profound
Hath all this choice commanders drowned.
- An abyss.
Pro*found" transitive verb
- To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down. Obs.
Sir T. Browne.
Pro*found" intransitive verb
- To dive deeply; to penetrate. Obs.
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