Associations to the word «Profound»


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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats