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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
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He looked sharply and turned his night-glass toward the spot; but there was nothing to be seen, and the profoundest silence appeared to return.
"That is one of my profoundest convictions," said Mr.
So well had he learned the difference between one and two that it came to him- -how the profoundest psychologist can no more state than can he state what thought is in itself--that there was one glass only when two glasses had been commanded.
Gradgrind, shaking his head in his profoundest and most eminently practical way.
"There is no silliness about it at all--only the profoundest respect," said Aglaya, very seriously.
Nalasu, in teaching him the whiff-whuff language, deliberately had gone into the intelligence of him; but Villa, unwitting of what she was doing, went into the heart of him, and into the heart of his heredity, touching the profoundest chords of ancient memories and making them respond.
The Black Lion, who, like old John, had been waiting supper past all reasonable and conscionable hours, hailed this as a philosophical discovery of the profoundest and most penetrating kind; and the table being already spread, they sat down to supper straightway.
Mellow, melancholy, yet not mournful, the tone seemed to gush up out of the deep well of Hepzibah's heart, all steeped in its profoundest emotion.
"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce, "Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Tim had the profoundest faith in them, likewise; for on this, as on all other subjects, they held but one opinion; and if ever there were a 'comfortable couple' in the world, it was Mr and Mrs Linkinwater.
Little Nicholas and his education, her brother Andrew, and religion were Princess Mary's joys and consolations; but besides that, since everyone must have personal hopes, Princess Mary in the profoundest depths of her heart had a hidden dream and hope that supplied the chief consolation of her life.
It is enough for the present purpose that 'Smoke,' and 'Lisa,' and 'On the Eve,' and 'Dimitri Roudine,' and 'Spring Floods,' passed one after another through my hands, and that I formed for their author one of the profoundest literary passions of my life.