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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.]
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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]
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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
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profundity

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

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

profundity

[prəˈfʌndɪtɪ] N (frm) → profundidad f
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profundity

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

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

[prəˈfʌndɪtɪ] nprofondità
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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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References in classic literature ?
In the first engraving a noble Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.
And if this seems a trifling risk, let us see whether it is equalled or surpassed by the encounter of two galleys stem to stem, in the midst of the open sea, locked and entangled one with the other, when the soldier has no more standing room than two feet of the plank of the spur; and yet, though he sees before him threatening him as many ministers of death as there are cannon of the foe pointed at him, not a lance length from his body, and sees too that with the first heedless step he will go down to visit the profundities of Neptune's bosom, still with dauntless heart, urged on by honour that nerves him, he makes himself a target for all that musketry, and struggles to cross that narrow path to the enemy's ship.
Out of the bottomless profundities the gigantic tail seems spasmodically snatching at the highest heaven.
But when it comes to life's profundities, I stand determined and unmoved: The designated hitter rule is an affront to God and man, beaches are irritating hellscapes that are nowhere near as relaxing as pools, and Montreal bagels are an abomination.
The evangelical Christian uttered his profundities at a prayer breakfast, with a seeming lack of self awareness.
When it achieves profundity, it does so by avoiding profundities." WILLIAM HUGHES