the extent downward or backward or inward
"the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part
"from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"
(usually plural) a low moral state
"he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, deepness(noun)
the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense
"the depth of his breathing"; "the depth of his sighs," "the depth of his emotion"
The vertical distance below a surface; the amount that something is deep.
Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.
The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet.
The intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, or situation.
The total palette of available colors.
The property of appearing three-dimensional.
The depth of field in this picture is amazing.
The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.)
The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.
A very remote part.
The most severe part.
The lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Enlightenment, erudition, information, knowledge, learning, and skill are acquired, as by study or practise. Insight, judgment, profundity or depth, reason, sagacity, sense, and understanding are native qualities of mind, tho capable of increase by cultivation. The other qualities are on the border-line. Wisdom has been defined as "the right use of knowledge," or "the use of the most important means for attaining the best ends," wisdom thus presupposing knowledge for its very existence and exercise. Wisdom is mental power acting upon the materials that fullest knowledge gives in the most effective way. There may be what is termed "practical wisdom" that looks only to material results; but in its full sense, wisdom implies the highest and noblest exercise of all the faculties of the moral nature as well as of the intellect. Prudence is a lower and more negative form of the same virtue, respecting outward and practical matters, and largely with a view of avoiding loss and injury; wisdom transcends prudence, so that while the part of prudence is ordinarily also that of wisdom, cases arise, as in the exigencies of business or of war, when the highest wisdom is in the disregard of the maxims of prudence. Judgment, the power of forming decisions, especially correct decisions, is broader and more positive than prudence, leading one to do, as readily as to refrain from doing; but judgment is more limited in range and less exalted in character than wisdom; to say of one that he displayed good judgment is much less than to say that he manifested wisdom. Skill is far inferior to wisdom, consisting largely in the practical application of acquired knowledge, power, and habitual processes, or in the ingenious contrivance that makes such application possible. In the making of something perfectly useless there may be great skill, but no wisdom. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; KNOWLEDGE; MIND; PRUDENCE; SAGACIOUS; SKILFUL.
Compare synonyms for ABSURD; IDIOCY.
attainment, discernment, discretion, enlightenment, erudition, foresight, information, insight, judgment, judiciousness, knowledge, learning, prescience, profundity, prudence, reason, reason, reasonableness, sagacity, sense, skill, understanding, wisdom
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- խորություն, խորքArmenian
- DéiftLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gylis, gilumasLithuanian
- dzīle, dziļums, dzelmeLatvian
- profundidade, funduraPortuguese
- adâncime, profunzimeRomanian
- vidd, djup, färgdjupSwedish
- kina, kiiniSwahili
- độ sâuVietnamese
- ubude, ukushonaZulu
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