Associations to the word «Profound»

Wiktionary

PROFOUND, adjective. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to great depth; deep.
PROFOUND, adjective. Very deep; very serious
PROFOUND, adjective. 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.
PROFOUND, adjective. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
PROFOUND, adjective. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
PROFOUND, noun. (obsolete) The deep; the sea; the ocean.
PROFOUND, noun. (obsolete) An abyss.
PROFOUND, verb. (obsolete) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
PROFOUND, verb. (obsolete) To dive deeply; to penetrate.

Dictionary definition

PROFOUND, adjective. Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret".
PROFOUND, adjective. Of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock".
PROFOUND, adjective. 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".
PROFOUND, adjective. Coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh".
PROFOUND, adjective. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep".
PROFOUND, adjective. 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".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton