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 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profoundness - extremeness of degree; "the profoundness of his ignorance"
ultimacy, ultimateness - the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
2.profoundness - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profoundprofoundness - 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
3.profoundness - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideasprofoundness - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
4.profoundness - 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
5.profoundness - intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence"
depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity


Intellectual penetration or range:
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Or unto eagles like which fixedly, Long adown the precipice look, Adown THEIR precipice:-- Oh, how they whirl down now, Thereunder, therein, To ever deeper profoundness whirling
He needed a shock; or perhaps he required to take a deep, deep plunge into the ocean of human life, and to sink down and be covered by its profoundness, and then to emerge, sobered, invigorated, restored to the world and to himself.
We do not with sufficient plainness or sufficient profoundness address ourselves to life, nor dare we chaunt our own times and social circumstance.
a critical reflection on the profoundness of the missionary mandate and
While the profoundness of the RMA was clearly apparent in the devastating effect that information technology had on kinetic operations, I would submit that the importance and hence the full potential of IO doctrine has yet to be realized in theory and in practice.
One should endeavour to find places where he is isolated, thirsty for meaning, hungry for the profoundness of life, for earning the true eternal life and what he should continuously do to gain it.
The response of the Hungarian government, certain Balkan states and the segment of anti-refugee sentiment in Germany all depicting the profoundness of a Europe reacting to the pressure of what can likely affect the native identity of the continent.
She brought a lot of humanity, profoundness and a beautiful vulnerability to her character, a melancholia that I was looking for.
Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al al-Sheikh stresssed tht late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud initiative to build a medical city bearing his name, in Bahrain, reflects profoundness of relations binding the two kingdoms and ties of fraternity among the two people.
It also contributes to the profoundness of the knowledge in the Arabic language as the vocabulary of the local dialect in the country is at the heart of the classical Arabic language vocabulary," said Lootah.
It also contributes to the profoundness of the knowledge in Arabic language as the vocabulary of the local dialect in the country is at the heart of the classical Arabic language vocabulary.
Simplicity in writing doesn't take away from profoundness of meaning.