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Definition 1: showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the differences are profound
  • a profound insight
  • a profound book
  • a profound mind
  • profound contempt
  • profound regret

(profound is similar to ...) marked by depth of thinking

"deep thoughts" "a deep allegory"

(profound is similar to ...) having intellectual depth

"a deeply thoughtful essay"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) characteristic of scholars or scholarship

"scholarly pursuits" "a scholarly treatise" "a scholarly attitude"

Definition 2: situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the profound depths of the sea
  • the dark unfathomed caves of ocean
  • unplumbed depths of the sea
  • remote and unsounded caverns

Synonyms for profound in the sense of this definition

(profound is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: (of sleep) deep and complete - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy sleep
  • fell into a profound sleep
  • a sound sleeper
  • deep wakeless sleep

Synonyms for profound in the sense of this definition

(profound is similar to ...) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

"a deep breath" "a deep sigh" "deep concentration" "deep emotion" "a deep trance" "in a deep sleep"

Definition 4: of the greatest intensity; complete - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a profound silence
  • a state of profound shock

(profound is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 5: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for profound in the sense of this definition

(profound is similar to ...) important in effect or meaning

"a significant change in tax laws" "a significant change in the Constitution" "a significant contribution" "significant details" "statistically significant"

Definition 6: coming from deep within one - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a profound sigh

(profound is similar to ...) relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

"a deep breath" "a deep sigh" "deep concentration" "deep emotion" "a deep trance" "in a deep sleep"

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