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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  • profundity — noun 1. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound (Freq. 1) the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs • Syn: ↑reconditeness, ↑abstruseness, ↑abstrusity, ↑profoundness • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • deepness — noun 1. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas • Syn: ↑astuteness, ↑profundity, ↑profoundness, ↑depth • Derivationally related forms: ↑deep, ↑profound (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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