profundity


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pro·fun·di·ty

 (prə-fŭn′dĭ-tē, prō-)
n. pl. pro·fun·di·ties
1. Great intellectual insight or understanding: profundity of thought.
2. Intensity of feeling or conviction.
3. Something profound or abstruse: the profundities of mathematics.
4. Great extent downward; great depth.

[Middle English profundite, from Old French, from Late Latin profunditās, from Latin profundus, deep; see profound.]

pro•fun•di•ty

(prəˈfʌn dɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being profound; depth.
2. Usu., profundities. profound or deep matters.
3. a profoundly deep place; abyss.
[1375–1425; late Middle English profundite < Late Latin profunditās. See profound, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profundity - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profoundprofundity - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"
wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
2.profundity - intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence"
depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
shallowness, superficiality - lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
3.profundity - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideasprofundity - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
4.profundity - the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile"
depth, deepness - the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
bottomlessness - the property of being very deep; without limit

profundity

noun
2. intensity, strength, depth, seriousness, severity, extremity the profundity of the problems besetting the country

profundity

noun
1. Intellectual penetration or range:
2. Deep, thorough, or mature understanding:
Translations
hloubka
dybsindighed
dÿpi

profundity

[prəˈfʌndɪtɪ] N (frm) → profundidad f

profundity

[prəˈfʌndɪti] n
(intellectual)profondeur f
[feeling, experience, change, problem] → profondeur f

profundity

n
no plTiefe f; (of thought, thinker, book etc)Tiefgründigkeit f, → Tiefsinnigkeit f; (of knowledge)Gründlichkeit f
(= profound remark)Tiefsinnigkeit f

profundity

[prəˈfʌndɪtɪ] nprofondità

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 ?
Why, so they are, Uncle Venner," remarked Phoebe after a pause; for she had been trying to fathom the profundity and appositeness of this concluding apothegm.
I assured her that its profundity was quite unfathomable, and expressed my belief that nothing like it had ever been known.
In the country, as elsewhere, we must forego profundity if we wish to be understood.
In spite of all that has happened since, I still remember that vigil very distinctly: the black and silent observatory, the shadowed lantern throwing a feeble glow upon the floor in the corner, the steady ticking of the clockwork of the tele- scope, the little slit in the roof--an oblong profundity with the stardust streaked across it.
de Villefort, who examined him attentively, and who no doubt practiced upon him all the psychological studies he was accustomed to use, in vain endeavored to make him lower his eyes, notwithstanding the depth and profundity of his gaze.
By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought; and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmanent by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct.
Yet, for all his air of peacock-like conceit, his clothes sagged a little, and his face wore a sheepish air which might have passed for profundity.
Tristram had had a glimpse, and of which, as of her friend's reserve, her high-breeding, and her profundity, she had given a sketch of which the outlines were, perhaps, rather too heavy?
The labors of these eminent divines are aided by those of innumerable lecturers, who diffuse such a various profundity, in all subjects of human or celestial science, that any man may acquire an omnigenous erudition without the trouble of even learning to read.
She however replied with profundity, "Ah, but there's all the difference: I went to confer a favor and you will go to ask one.
She is decorated all over with beads and bracelets and embroidered dandelions; but her principal decoration consists of the softest little gray eyes in the world, which rest upon you with a profundity of confidence--a confidence that I really feel some compunction in betraying.
Unaware of his own profundity, Freddy checked himself.