toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

profound
used in A Raisin in the Sun

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
Definition
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • (RUTH: Almost gently, with profound understanding) You think you a woman, Bennie—but you still a little girl.
    1.1 — Act 1, Scene 1 (95% in)
profound = deep (of great intensity or depth)
There are no more uses of "profound" flagged with this meaning in A Raisin in the Sun.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • We feel that this is a mood struck perhaps an hour before, and it lingers now, full of the empty sound of profound disappointment.
    3.1 — Act 3 (2% in)
  • BENEATHA, herself profoundly disturbed, opens the door to admit a rather dramatic-looking young man with a large package) ASAGAI: Hello, AlaiyoBENEATHA: (Holding the door open and regarding him with pleasure) Hello ... (Long pause) Well—come in.
    1.2 — Act 1, Scene 2 (28% in)
  • (He laughs) BENEATHA: (Turning to him, not laughing) Yes—(Her face is quizzical, profoundly disturbed) ASAGAI: (Still teasing and reaching out and taking her face in his hands and turning her profile to him) Well .... it is true that this is not so much a profile of a Hollywood queen as perhaps a queen of the Nile—(A mock dismissal of the importance of the question) But what does it matter?
    1.2 — Act 1, Scene 2 (39% in)
  • (He straightens up and moves away from his mother, walking around the room) And maybe—maybe I'll just get down on my black knees ... (He does so; RUTH and BENNIE and MAMA watch him in frozen horror) "Captain, Mistuh, Bossman—(Groveling and grinning and wringing his hands in profoundly anguished imitation of the slowwitted movie stereotype) A-hee-hee-hee!
    3.1 — Act 3 (66% in)
  • (BENEATHA turns away) We called you—(There is a profound, simple groping quality in his speech)—because, well, me and my family (He looks around and shifts from one foot to the other) Well—we are very plain people ... LINDNER Yes— WALTER: I mean—I have worked as a chauffeur most of my life—and my wife here, she does domestic work in people's kitchens.
    3.1 — Act 3 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "profound" in A Raisin in the Sun.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®