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Profound

Pro`found´
a.1.Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
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.
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.
n.1.The deep; the sea; the ocean.
2.An abyss.
v. t.1.To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
v. i.1.To dive deeply; to penetrate.
Adj.1.profound - 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"
Antonyms:
superficial - being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
2.profound - of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
3.profound - 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"
Synonyms: fundamental
4.profound - coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"
5.profound - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
Synonyms: wakeless, sound, heavy
6.profound - 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"
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