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1  —as in:
profound idea
Definition deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • She shared a profound way of thinking about the problem.
profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She fell into a profound sleep.
  • She is a profound thinker.
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • It's a profound book
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • She has a profound mind.
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
    Niels Bohr
  • Each child was supposed to clip an item from a newspaper, absorb its contents, and reveal them to the class. This practice allegedly overcame a variety of evils: standing in front of his fellows encouraged good posture and gave a child poise; delivering a short talk made him word-conscious; learning his current event strengthened his memory; being singled out made him more than ever anxious to return to the Group. The idea was profound, but as usual, in Maycomb it didn't work very well.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • He fell asleep murmuring 'Sanity is not statistical,' with the feeling that this remark contained in it a profound wisdom.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or insight
  • "Tom's getting very profound," said Daisy, with an expression of unthoughtful sadness. "He reads deep books with long words in them."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or insight
  • Actually, I'm what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker — a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten: not bad, but not particularly good either.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
profound = deep or far-reaching

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2  —as in:
profound sadness
Definition of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
profound = intense (of great emotional depth)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The law will have a profound effect on society.
  • profound = intense
  • It was a profound spiritual experience that changed her life.
  • profound = intense
  • Essentially, each human is capable of having a profound experience of God and nature.
    Deism - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/21/06)
  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
  • The stillness was so profound that he heard a little animal twittering somewhere near by under the snow.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • profound = intense
  • I feel impelled to mention one other point in your statement that has troubled me profoundly.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • profoundly = intensely
  • ...even in the most perfect love one person loves less profoundly than the other.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • profoundly = with great intensity or emotional depth
  • There was silence so profound, Hannah wondered if she had gone deaf.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • profound = intense
  • He is hurt, but it is more a profound humiliation than a physical injury.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth

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