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profound
WordNet 2.0
  • 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"
  • (of sleep) deep and complete
  • "a heavy sleep"
  • "fell into a profound sleep"
  • "a sound sleeper"
  • "deep wakeless sleep"
  • coming from deep within one
  • "a profound sigh"
  • of the greatest intensity
  • complete
  • "a profound silence"
  • "a state of profound shock"
  • showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths
  • from the depths of your being
  • "the differences are profound"
  • "a profound insight"
  • "a profound book"
  • "a profound mind"
  • "profound contempt"
  • "profound regret"
  • 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 extravaga
profound
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. "A gulf profound." Milton.

    2. Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.

    3. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep. "Profound sciatica." Shak.

    "Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt." -- Milman.

    4. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

    "What humble gestures! What profound reverence!" -- Duppa.

  • 1. The deep; the sea; the ocean.

    "God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned." -- Sandys.

    2. An abyss. Milton.

  • 1. To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

  • 1. To dive deeply; to penetrate. [Obs.]

 

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