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- n. The quality of being profound; profundity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being profound; profundity; depth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Depth; profundity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
- n. extremeness of degree
- n. the quality of being physically deep
- n. intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
- n. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
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21CM: There were no rules re: "profoundness", only honesty and I couldn't agree more with your comment.
"It (the race welfare) alone corresponds to the profoundness with which it is felt, to the seriousness with which it appears, to the importance which it attributes even to the trifling details of its sphere and occasion."
They learn how to game the system, which is not hard, because our whole elementary and secondary education system outside of the Advanced Placements (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test proficiency of regurgitation, not the profoundness of our thinking, or really our ability to think and reason well.
Because he understood the profoundness of losing the war.
The profoundness of your simple metric is beautiful.
This all registered with me with a special profoundness.
But the characterization of Guido was still shaped by what the son thought of his father, and the setting lent itself not to a range of emotions and experiences, but rather profoundness of experience in one single situation.
Well written with a harrowing profoundness that is not for everyone especially those readers who prefer action, Carmen Posades provides an interesting relationship drama in which the ties that bind the living are death.
Everyone believes something different, but everyone contributes to the feeling of profoundness that each of us gets out if it.
It might have been expected that the novelty of my situation, although it did not prevent my slumbers, would have at least diminished their profoundness, and shortened their duration.