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prəˈfaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profound(adj)

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

    Antonyms:
    facile, shallow, ostensible, superficial, dilettantish, glib, skin-deep, dilettanteish, looking, sciolistic, mild, apparent(a), insignificant, seeming(a), sounding, dilettante, unimportant

  2. profound(adj)

    of the greatest intensity; complete

    "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

    Antonyms:
    shallow, seeming(a), facile, looking, sciolistic, insignificant, unimportant, dilettante, mild, skin-deep, dilettantish, apparent(a), superficial, glib, dilettanteish, ostensible, sounding

  3. fundamental, profound(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, heavy, unfathomed, key, wakeless, cardinal, unplumbed, underlying, central, rudimentary, sound, unsounded, primal

    Antonyms:
    dilettanteish, glib, sciolistic, ostensible, shallow, insignificant, mild, superficial, dilettante, looking, sounding, unimportant, seeming(a), dilettantish, skin-deep, apparent(a), facile

  4. profound(adj)

    coming from deep within one

    "a profound sigh"

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

    Antonyms:
    superficial, looking, sciolistic, insignificant, dilettantish, ostensible, seeming(a), shallow, mild, dilettanteish, skin-deep, facile, glib, unimportant, sounding, apparent(a), dilettante

  5. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, reasoned, overweight, toilsome, effectual, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, good, dense, grueling, unsounded, heavy(p), threatening, grave, legal, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, intelligent, grievous, fleshy, levelheaded, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, level-headed, gruelling, well-grounded, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, unfathomed, sonorous, great(p), operose, fundamental, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, unplumbed, punishing, gravid, big(p), healthy, lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    looking, dilettanteish, dilettantish, apparent(a), sciolistic, facile, shallow, skin-deep, insignificant, sounding, mild, ostensible, seeming(a), glib, unimportant, superficial, dilettante

  6. profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sound, heavy, unfathomed, wakeless, silent, fundamental, unplumbed, unsounded

    Antonyms:
    mild, seeming(a), skin-deep, glib, insignificant, facile, shallow, sounding, looking, superficial, sciolistic, unimportant, dilettanteish, dilettante, apparent(a), ostensible, dilettantish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profound

    That is obscure which the eye or the mind can not clearly discern or see through, whether because of its own want of transparency, its depth or intricacy, or because of mere defect of light. That which is complicated is likely to be obscure, but that may be obscure which is not at all complicated and scarcely complex, as a muddy pool. In that which is abstruse (Latin abs, from, and trudo, push) as if removed from the usual course of thought or out of the way of apprehension or discovery, the thought is remote, hidden; in that which is obscure there may be nothing to hide; it is hard to see to the bottom of the profound, because of its depth, but the most shallow turbidness is obscure. Compare COMPLEX; DARK; DIFFICULT; MYSTERIOUS.

    See synonyms for CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, dense, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, turbid, unintelligible

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profound

    Synonyms:
    deep, fathomless, abysmal, penetrating, intimate, solemn, abstruse, recondite, philosophical, strong, vivid, intense, deepseated

    Antonyms:
    shallow, superficial, commonplace

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deep

  2. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, sagacious, skilled, not superficial

  3. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lively, vivid, strong, deep-felt

  4. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lowly, humble, submissive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profound(a)

    Synonyms:
    abysmal, deep, abstruse, recondite

    Antonyms:
    shallow

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How to use profound in a sentence?

  1. Ted Kennedy:

    With profound sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve McKean and grandson Gideon has turned from rescue to recovery, my heart is crushed, yet we shall try to summon the grace of God and what strength we have to honor the hope, energy and passion that Maeve McKean and Gideon set forth into the world.

  2. Judy Clarke:

    For this destruction, suffering and profound loss, there is no excuse, no one is trying to make one. Planting bombs at the Boston Marathon one year and 51 weeks ago was a senseless act.

  3. Keith Ellison:

    They stopped and they raised their voices because they knew what they were seeing was wrong, they performed simple yet profound acts of courage, they told the truth. And they told the whole world the truth about what they saw.

  4. Christopher Lloyd:

    It's a dream come true to be in a film that has the kind of profound impact it's had on so many people ... and for it to endure the way this film has, it's amazing, it's a rarity.

  5. Sean Cos Mason:

    1. I live and breathe music. 2. I do not allow music to control me; I control the music. 3. I was born to make music. 4. Music is the message that comes from my soul and the most profound thought from the spiritual world. 5. Writing music is my reason to wake up every morning. 6. Music and fashion speak volume about your style.

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