The definition of profound is being deep, having intellectual depth or being intensely felt.adjective
An example of profound is a scientific equation proving God's existence.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- very deep or low: a profound abyss, sleep, etc.
- marked by intellectual depth: a profound discussion
- intensely felt: profound grief
- thoroughgoing: profound changes
- unbroken: a profound silence
Origin: ME < OFr profund < L profundus < pro-, forward (see pro-) + fundus, bottom
- Archaic an abyss or deep, as of the ocean
- something profound
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adjective pro·found·er, pro·found·est
- Situated at, extending to, or coming from a great depth; deep.
- Coming as if from the depths of one's being: profound contempt.
- Thoroughgoing; far-reaching: profound social changes.
- Penetrating beyond what is superficial or obvious: a profound insight.
- Unqualified; absolute: a profound silence.
Origin: Middle English profounde, from Old French profond, from Latin profundus : prō-, before; see pro-1 + fundus, bottom.
- pro·foundˈly adverb
- pro·foundˈness noun