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definition of the word profound

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Anglo-Norman profound, French profond, Latin profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See found to establish, bottom lowest part.

profound (comparative more profound, superlative most profound)

Positive
profound

Comparative
more profound

Superlative
most profound

  1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
  2. very deep; very serious
  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. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
    • Profound sciatica. Shakespeare
    • Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt. Milman.
  5. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
    • What humble gestures! What profound reverence! Dupp.

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