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Profound (IPA: /pɹoʊˈfaʊnd/)


Profound (a.)

Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.

Profound (a.)

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.

Profound (a.)

Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

Profound (a.)

Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.

Profound (n.)

The deep; the sea; the ocean.

Profound (n.)

An abyss.

Profound (v. t.)

To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.

Profound (v. i.)

To dive deeply; to penetrate.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A profound love between two people involves, after all, the power and chance of doing profound hurt." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All profound truths startle you in their first announcement." - Truth

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Bell's theorem is the most profound discovery of science." - Bell's theorem

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Dark, profound it was, and cloudy, so that though I fixed my sight on the bottom I did not discern anything there." - Inferno (Dante)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It takes a profound hypocrisy to try to reconcile for others things that you can't reconcile for yourself." - Jerry Coyne


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