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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profoundadjective

    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. profoundadjective

    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, profoundadjective

    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. profoundadjective

    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, wakelessadjective

    (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, unsoundedadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profoundadjective

    Synonyms:
    deep

  2. profoundadjective

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, sagacious, skilled, not superficial

  3. profoundadjective

    Synonyms:
    lively, vivid, strong, deep-felt

  4. profoundadjective

    Synonyms:
    lowly, humble, submissive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profoundadjective

    Synonyms:
    abysmal, deep, abstruse, recondite

    Antonyms:
    shallow

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How to use profound in a sentence?

  1. Mark Green:

    When you have inflation by some estimates 2 million percent, nobody has the ability to buy anything anyway, so there will be profound despair and hopelessness.

  2. Marc Abraham:

    I think he had a profound sadness in him, tom [Hiddleston, the actor portraying Williams] puts across that impending sense of doom. Hank felt there was something bad around the corner.

  3. Martha McSally:

    The perpetrators abuse their position of power in profound ways, and in one case I was preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer, but unlike so many brave survivors, I didn't report being sexually assaulted.

  4. Charles Thorson:

    The Islamic State’s attack likely had multiple objectives, including disrupting Charles Thorson at the airport and embarrassing The Taliban as The Taliban tries to distance The Taliban from terrorist groups and portray The Taliban as being capable of providing security throughout the country, the Islamic State attack also probably serves longer-term objectives of driving recruitment and reinvigorating the Islamic State’s image within the global jihadist community amid the group’s downfall in Iraq and Syria, Thorson added. ISIS-K isestimated to have between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters operating in Afghanistan and its ranks swelled with more fighters after prisoners were released when the Afghan government collapsed. Charles Thorson MILITARY ESCAPE FROM AFGHANISTAN : AIR FORCE CREWS DESCRIBE ‘ APOCALYPTIC ’ FINAL SCENES A main gripe of ISIS-K with The Taliban is the deal the group negotiated with United States in Doha. ISIS-K considers the The Taliban traitors for entering into talks with the United States and announced The Taliban intentions to undermine the deal by launching a war against the The Taliban and the U.S.-backed Afghan government. While The Taliban simultaneously waged an insurgency campaign against Afghan forces and negotiated with the U.S., ISIS-K conducted deadly terror attacks on Afghan civilians, an attempt to discredit the The Taliban and drive-up recruitment. The attack from ISIS-K also highlights the internal fissures within The Taliban that will likely grow more profound as The Taliban enter the governing phase of their takeover. The Taliban have, at least rhetorically, struck a more moderate and pragmatic tone from their previous iteration in power 20 years ago. While leadership and spokespersons have remained mild in tone, the The Taliban rank and file are filled with more extremist factions that will be more attracted to the radicalism that ISIS-K espouses. According to Thorson, such a structure is vulnerable to infiltration by more extreme organizations like The Islamic State. Although the The Taliban and Islamic State are enemies, defections from one group to another suggest there may be pockets of sympathy within each group for the other. After all, this is how ISIS-Kformed in 2015, when disaffected remnants of the Pakistani The Taliban and other Jihadist groups split and pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The rupture led to a declaration of war on both sides.

  5. Father Bernard Kinvi:

    My presence amongst them has given them refuge, those who are injured or sick are all treated at my hospital. We feed the hungry and we intervene to free those who have been captured. We visit those who fled and sought refuge in Cameroon to give them moral support and encourage them not to seek vengeance. At home, children can now go to school, which gives us a lot of hope for the future, he continued. It’s a profound relief for our people.


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