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ADJECTIVE (6)

1. showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth;
- Example: "the differences are profound"
- Example: "a profound insight"
- Example: "a profound book"
- Example: "a profound mind"
- Example: "profound contempt"
- Example: "profound regret"

2. of the greatest intensity; complete;
- Example: "a profound silence"
- Example: "a state of profound shock"

3. far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something;
- Example: "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"
- Example: "the book underwent fundamental changes"
- Example: "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"
- Example: "profound social changes"
[syn: fundamental, profound]

4. coming from deep within one;
- Example: "a profound sigh"

5. (of sleep) deep and complete;
- Example: "a heavy sleep"
- Example: "fell into a profound sleep"
- Example: "a sound sleeper"
- Example: "deep wakeless sleep"
[syn: heavy, profound, sound, wakeless]

6. situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed;
- Example: "the profound depths of the sea"
- Example: "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray
- Example: "unplumbed depths of the sea"
- Example: "remote and unsounded caverns"
[syn: profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profound \Pro*found"\, n. 1. The deep; the sea; the ocean. [1913 Webster] God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. An abyss. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profound \Pro*found"\, v. t. To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profound \Pro*found"\, v. i. To dive deeply; to penetrate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Profound \Pro*found"\, a. [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.] 1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. "A gulf profound." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep. "Profound sciatica." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt. --Milman. [1913 Webster] 4. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow. [1913 Webster] What humble gestures! What profound reverence! --Duppa. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

profound adj 1: showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret" [ant: superficial] 2: of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock" 3: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes" [syn: fundamental, profound] 4: coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh" 5: (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" [syn: heavy, profound, sound, wakeless] 6: situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns" [syn: profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

174 Moby Thesaurus words for "profound": Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, absolute, absorbing, abstract, abstruse, abysmal, acute, analytical, ankle-deep, arcane, arrant, astronomic, astute, awful, broad-minded, cabbalistic, civilized, classical, colossal, complete, consummate, crass, cryptic, cultivated, cultured, decided, deep, deep-cut, deep-down, deep-engraven, deep-felt, deep-fixed, deep-laid, deep-lying, deep-reaching, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, deep-sinking, deep-sunk, deep-sunken, deepgoing, deepish, deepsome, definitive, discerning, downright, educated, egregious, elephantine, encyclopedic, enigmatic, enormous, epic, erudite, esoteric, extreme, flagrant, giant, giantlike, gigantic, glaring, great, gross, hard, heartfelt, heavy, hermetic, heroic, hidden, homefelt, huge, immense, incomprehensible, indecipherable, indelible, infinite, informed, inscrutable, insightful, intellectual, intense, intolerable, intricate, involved, jumbo, keen, knee-deep, knotty, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, literate, mammoth, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, mysterious, mystifying, obscure, occult, out-and-out, outright, overpowering, overwhelming, pansophic, penetrating, perfect, pervading, piercing, poignant, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic, positive, precious, prodigious, pronounced, proper, puzzling, rank, recondite, regular, sagacious, sage, sapient, scholarly, scholastic, secret, sharp, shattering, shocking, sincere, stark, stark-staring, studious, stupendous, subtle, superlative, surpassing, terrible, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, titanic, total, towering, transcendental, tremendous, tricky, unbearable, unconscionable, undeniable, unequivocal, unfathomable, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unspoiled, utter, vast, well-informed, well-read, wise, wise as Solomon