Adjective: profound (profounder,profoundest) pru'fawnd or prow'fawnd
- Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
"the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
- Of the greatest intensity; complete
"a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
- Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
"profound social changes";
- Coming from deep within one
"a profound sigh"
- (of sleep) deep and complete
"fell into a profound sleep";
- heavy, sound, wakeless
- Situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed
"the profound depths of the sea";
- unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded
Derived forms: profounder, profoundest
See also: deep, important, intense, scholarly, significant, thoughtful