un profoundest

profound

[pruh-found]
adjective, profounder, profoundest.
1.
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
2.
originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being; profound grief.
3.
being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious: profound insight.
4.
of deep meaning; of great and broadly inclusive significance: a profound book.
5.
pervasive or intense; thorough; complete: a profound silence.
6.
extending, situated, or originating far down, or far beneath the surface: the profound depths of the ocean.
7.
low: a profound bow.
noun Literary.
8.
something that is profound.
9.
the deep sea; ocean.
10.
depth; abyss.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin profundus deep, vast, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + fundus bottom (see found2)

profoundly, adverb
profoundness, noun
unprofound, adjective
unprofoundly, adverb


1. deep, sagacious.


1. shallow, superficial.
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profound (prəˈfaʊnd)
 
adj
1.  penetrating deeply into subjects or ideas: a profound mind
2.  showing or requiring great knowledge or understanding: a profound treatise
3.  situated at or extending to a great depth
4.  reaching to or stemming from the depths of one's nature: profound regret
5.  intense or absolute: profound silence
6.  thoroughgoing; extensive: profound changes
 
n
7.  archaic, literary or a great depth; abyss
 
[C14: from Old French profund, from Latin profundus deep, from pro-1 + fundus bottom]
 
pro'foundly
 
adv
 
pro'foundness
 
n
 
profundity
 
n

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profound
c.1300, "characterized by intellectual depth," from O.Fr. profund (late 12c.), from L. profundus "deep, bottomless, vast," also "obscure, profound," from pro- "forth" + fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)). The literal and figurative senses both were in Latin, but English, already
having deep, primarily employed this word in its figurative sense.
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