He has told his children that he was “profoundly ridiculous.”
A profoundly changed Middle East will emerge from these extraordinary days.
"I am profoundly moved and humbled to be asked to take on the CEO role at this company that means so much to me," Bailey said.
c.1300, "characterized by intellectual depth," from Old French profund (12c., Modern French profond), from Latin profundus "deep, bottomless, vast," also "obscure; profound; immoderate," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)). The literal and figurative senses both were in Latin, but English, having already deep, employed this word primarily in its figurative sense. Related: Profoundly.