profound ADJECTIVE (profounder, profoundest) 1) very great or intense. 2) showing great knowledge or insight. 3) demanding deep study or thought. 4) archaic very deep.
DERIVATIVES profoundly adverb profoundness noun profundity noun.
ORIGIN Latin profundus 'deep' .

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