[syn: profundity, profoundness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Profoundness \Pro*found"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being profound; profundity; depth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: extremeness of degree; "the profoundness of his ignorance"
2: wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the
anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the
native proverbs" [syn: reconditeness, abstruseness,
abstrusity, profoundness, profundity]
3: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn:
astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth,
4: the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the
mine was almost a mile" [syn: deepness, profundity,
profoundness] [ant: shallowness]
5: intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc;
"the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence"
[syn: profundity, profoundness] [ant: shallowness,