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pro·found

 (prə-found′, prō-)
adj. pro·found·er, pro·found·est
1. Having, showing, or requiring great insight or understanding: a profound thinker; a profound analysis.
2. Deeply felt or held; intense: profound contempt; a profound conviction.
3. Thoroughgoing; far-reaching: profound social changes.
4. Unqualified or unbroken: a profound silence; profound sleep.
5. Situated at, extending to, or coming from a great depth; deep: a profound chasm.

[Middle English profounde, from Old French profond, deep, from Latin profundus : prō-, before; see pro-1 + fundus, bottom.]

pro·found′ly adv.
pro·found′ness n.

profound

(prəˈfaʊnd)
adj
1. penetrating deeply into subjects or ideas: a profound mind.
2. showing or requiring great knowledge or understanding: a profound treatise.
3. situated at or extending to a great depth
4. reaching to or stemming from the depths of one's nature: profound regret.
5. intense or absolute: profound silence.
6. thoroughgoing; extensive: profound changes.
n
archaic or literary a great depth; abyss
[C14: from Old French profund, from Latin profundus deep, from pro-1 + fundus bottom]
proˈfoundly adv
proˈfoundness, profundity n

pro•found

(prəˈfaʊnd)

adj. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. showing deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
2. originating in the depths of one's being: profound grief.
3. going beyond what is superficial or obvious: profound insight.
4. of deep significance: a profound book.
5. complete and pervasive: a profound silence.
6. extending or situated far beneath the surface: the profound depths of the ocean.
7. low: a profound bow.
n. Literary.
8. something that is profound.
9. the deep sea; ocean.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin profundus deep, vast =pro- pro-1 + fundus bottom]
pro•found′ly, adv.
pro•found′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.profound - showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
2.profound - of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
3.profound - 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"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
4.profound - coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"
deep - relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
5.profound - (of sleep) deep and completeprofound - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
deep - relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
6.profound - situated at or extending to great depthprofound - situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"

profound

adjective
1. sincere, acute, intense, great, keen, extreme, hearty, heartfelt, abject, deeply felt, heartrending The overwhelming feeling is profound shock and anger.
sincere shallow, insincere
3. complete, intense, absolute, serious (informal), total, extreme, pronounced, utter, consummate, unqualified, out-and-out A profound silence fell.
complete slight, superficial
4. radical, extensive, thorough, far-reaching, exhaustive, thoroughgoing the profound changes brought about by World War I

profound

adjective
1. Extending far downward or inward from a surface:
2. Resulting from or affecting one's innermost feelings:
3. Beyond the understanding of an average mind:
Slang: heavy.
Translations
عَميقعَميق الفَهْم والإدراك
důmyslnýhluboký
dybdybsindig
djúpurspakur
gili prasmė
būtiska piezīmedziļšpamatīgsprofound remark
derinderin bilgi gösteren

profound

[prəˈfaʊnd] ADJ
1. (= deep, intense) [emotion, silence] → profundo; [effect, influence, changes] → profundo, grande
2. (= meaningful) [ideas, thoughts] → profundo; [person] → de ideas profundas; [book, writing] → profundo
her first novel is very profoundsu primera novela es muy profunda

profound

[prəˈfaʊnd] adj
[effect, change, implications] → profond(e)
a profound effect → un impact profond
[difference, disagreement] → profond(e)
[feeling, respect, shock, disappointment] → profond(e)
profound respect → un profond respect
profound relief → un profond soulagement
a profound sense of shame → un profond sentiment de honte
[idea, insight, knowledge, mind] → profond(e)

profound

adj
sleep, sigh, sorrow, love, concern, depressiontief; thought, idea, arttiefsinnig, tief schürfend, tiefgründig; experiencetief gehend, im Innersten ergreifend; bookgehaltvoll, profund (geh); thinker, knowledgeprofund (geh), → tief gehend; regrettief gehend; hatred, mistrust, difference, belief, respect, ignorancetief sitzend; effect, influence, implicationstief greifend, weittragend, weit tragend; problemtief sitzend, tief gehend; indifferencevollkommen, völlig; intereststark; changestief greifend; you’re very profound today (also iro)du bist heute sehr tiefsinnig; that’s very profound (also iro)das ist sehr tiefsinnig
deafnessvollkommen; clinical shock, unconsciousnesstief

profound

[prəˈfaʊnd] adjprofondo/a

profound

(prəˈfaund) adjective
1. deep. profound sleep.
2. showing great knowledge or understanding. a profound remark.
proˈfoundly adverb
proˈfundity (-ˈfan-) noun
References in classic literature ?
The great novelist vibrated between two decanters with the regularity of a pendulum; the famous divine flirted openly with one of the Madame de Staels of the age, who looked daggers at another Corinne, who was amiably satirizing her, after outmaneuvering her in efforts to absorb the profound philosopher, who imbibed tea Johnsonianly and appeared to slumber, the loquacity of the lady rendering speech impossible.
George Willard he thought a profound fool, and he wished that he had said so more vigorously.
When it came her turn to read it, she did so with profound astonishment.
The scout dropped one end of his rifle to the earth, and leaning his hands on the other, he stood musing in profound silence.
Just at the close of day the gentle gales retired, and left the place to the disposal of a profound calm.
The short journey to the house was made in profound silence.
No adequate expression of the beauty and profound pathos with which it impresses us is attainable.
The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.
These reflections just here are occasioned by the circumstance that after we were all seated at the table, and I was preparing to hear some good stories about whaling; to my no small surprise, nearly every man maintained a profound silence.
The whale, therefore, must see one distinct picture on this side, and another distinct picture on that side; while all between must be profound darkness and nothingness to him.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.
As the soldiers assisted me across the court the still- ness was so profound that if I had been blindfold I should have supposed I was in a solitude instead of walled in by four thousand people.