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Profound meaning

profound - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. An abyss.
  2. 2. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far- reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
  5. 5. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
  6. 6. The deep; the sea; the ocean.
  7. 7. To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
  8. 8. To dive deeply; to penetrate.
  9. 9. Deep; abstruse; learned.
  10. 10. Profoundness, profundity.

profound - examples of usage

  1. He received her assurance with profound joy. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Was it not something so profound that the notion of his seeing it almost shocked her? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. They were both convinced that something of profound importance had been settled, and could now give their attention to their tea and the Gardens. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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