HyperDic: profound

English > 6 senses of the word profound:
ADJECTIVEallprofoundshowing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
allprofoundof the greatest intensity
allprofound, fundamentalfar-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
allprofoundcoming from deep within one
allprofound, heavy, sound, wakeless(of sleep) deep and complete
allprofound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsoundedsituated at or extending to great depth
profound > pronunciation
Soundsprowfaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing intellectual penetration or emotional depth.
Examples
  • "the differences are profound"
  • "a profound insight"
  • "a profound book"
  • "a profound mind"
  • "profound contempt"
  • "profound regret"
Narrowerdeepmarked by depth of thinking
thoughtfulHaving intellectual depth
See alsointensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
scholarlycharacteristic of scholars or scholarship
OppositesuperficialConcerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious
Spanishhondo, profunda, profundo
Catalanfondo, pregon, profund
Nounsprofoundnessextremeness of degree
profundity, profoundnessintellectual depth
profundity, profoundnessthe intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
profunditywisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf the greatest intensity; complete.
Examples
  • "a profound silence"
  • "a state of profound shock"
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishprofundo, profundo(a)
Nounsprofoundnessextremeness of degree
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFar-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something.
Example "profound social changes"
Synonymfundamental
Broadersignificant, importantImportant in effect or meaning / meaning
Nounsprofoundness, profunditywisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningComing from deep within one.
Example"a profound sigh"
Broaderdeeprelatively deep or strong
Nounsprofoundnessextremeness of degree
Adverbsprofoundlyto a great depth psychologically
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of sleep) deep and complete.
Example "fell into a profound sleep"
Synonymsheavy, sound, wakeless
Broaderdeeprelatively deep or strong
Spanishprofundo
Nounsprofoundnessextremeness of degree
English > profound: 6 senses > adjective 6
Meaningsituated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed.
Example"the profound depths of the sea"
Synonymsunfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded
BroaderdeepHaving great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center
Spanishabisal, abismal
Catalanabismal, abissal
Nounsprofundity, profoundnessthe quality of being physically deep

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