- 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 of profoundMiddle English from Old French profund from Classical Latin profundus from pro-, forward (see pro-) + fundus, bottom
- Archaic an abyss or deep, as of the ocean
- something profound