from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having, showing, or requiring great insight or understanding.
- adjective Deeply felt or held; intense.
- adjective Thoroughgoing; far-reaching.
- adjective Unqualified or unbroken.
- adjective Situated at, extending to, or coming from a great depth; deep.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To cause to sink deeply; cause to penetrate far down.
- To penetrate.
- To dive; penetrate.
- Deep; descending or being far below the surface, or far below the adjacent places; having great depth.
- Specifically — In anatomy, deep-seated; not superficial: specifically applied to several structures, as arteries and muscles. See
- In entomology, strongly impressed; very deep and distinct: as, profound punctures, striæ, or indentations.
- Coming from a great depth; deepfetched.
- Bending low; hence, lowly; humble; exhibiting or expressing deep humility: as, a profound bow.
- Intellectually deep; entering deeply into subjects; not superficial or obvious; deep in knowledge or skill; penetrating.
- Characterized by magnitude or intensity; deep-felt; intense; great.
- Deep-seated; thorough; complete.
- Deep in skill or contrivance.
- Having hidden qualities; obscure; abstruse.
- noun A deep, immeasurable space; an abyss.
- noun The deep; the sea; the ocean: with the definite article.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The deep; the sea; the ocean.
- noun An abyss.
- intransitive verb obsolete To dive deeply; to penetrate.
- transitive verb obsolete To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
- adjective Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
- adjective Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough
- adjective Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed.
- adjective Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Descendingfar belowthe surface; openingor reachingto a great depth; deep.
- adjective Very deep; very serious
Intellectuallydeep; 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.
- adjective Characterized by
intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
- adjective Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep
humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
- noun obsolete The deep; the
sea; the ocean.
- noun obsolete An
- verb obsolete To cause to
sinkdeeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
- verb obsolete To dive deeply; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
- adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
- adjective situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed
- adjective (of sleep) deep and complete
- adjective of the greatest intensity; complete
- adjective coming from deep within one
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
In the introduction to Yale University Press's catalog of the show, the Whitney's director Adam Weinberg identifies what he calls a "profound sense of pathos" in Ms. Levine's work.
Duchamp Redux Richard B. Woodward 2011
A key to this social transformation is in how we look at vulnerability, which I define as a profound openness.
Birute Regine: The Power of Vulnerability Birute Regine 2010
When the patient has been cooled to what we call profound hypothermia, the bypass machine is turned off for the duration of circulatory arrest.
The review says when it comes to planning evacuations like the one you see here, there is what they call profound concern.
Well, it ` s not too much to think that a father could do this to his wife and daughter because he had what we call a profound detachment disorder.
"To Morgan, what matters are not the delays in her dream of space, but the lessons others can draw from her story: the importance of setting goals and persevering, as well as what she calls a profound need to teach young people about the universe and excite enough of them to make it a career."
President Barack Obama is praising what he calls the "profound" relationship between the United States and Honduras.
The Seattle Times 2011
Kenneth Ramseur, blasted what he called the "profound audacity" of the cop's suit.
NY Daily News JOHN MARZULLI 2011
The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for what they called his profound impact on popular music and American culture.
Mary Robinson, a former president of Ireland, detects glimmers of hope in eastern Congo and what she calls a profound change of mood in the relationship between Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame, the presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda respectively.
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