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Adjective: profound (profounder,profoundest)  pru'fawnd or prow'fawnd
  1. Of the greatest intensity; complete
    "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
  2. Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
  3. Far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something
    "profound social changes";
    - fundamental
  4. Coming from deep within one
    "a profound sigh"
  5. (of sleep) deep and complete
    "fell into a profound sleep";
    - heavy, sound, wakeless
  6. 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: profoundest, profounder

See also: deep, important, intense, scholarly, significant, thoughtful

Antonym: superficial

Encyclopedia: Profound