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Meaning & Definition of Profound in English





1. Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

  • "The differences are profound"
  • "A profound insight"
  • "A profound book"
  • "A profound mind"
  • "Profound contempt"
  • "Profound regret"
  • profound

2. Of the greatest intensity

  • Complete
  • "A profound silence"
  • "A state of profound shock"
  • profound

3. 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 extravagance"
  • "Profound social changes"
  • fundamental,
  • profound

4. Coming from deep within one

  • "A profound sigh"
  • profound

5. (of sleep) deep and complete

  • "A heavy sleep"
  • "Fell into a profound sleep"
  • "A sound sleeper"
  • "Deep wakeless sleep"
  • heavy,
  • profound,
  • sound,
  • wakeless

6. 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"
  • profound,
  • unfathomed,
  • unplumbed,
  • unsounded

Examples of using

I felt afraid of being left alone, and for three whole days I wandered about the town in profound dejection, not knowing what to do with myself.
She fell into a profound sleep.
That child fell into a profound sleep.