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Dictionary definition for: Profound

1. (a) showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being; "the differences are profound" "a profound insight" "a profound book" "a profound mind" "profound contempt" "profound regret"

2. (s) of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence" "a state of profound shock"

3. (s) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred" "the book underwent fundamental changes" "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravaga

4. (s) coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"

5. (s) (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep" "fell into a profound sleep" "a sound sleeper" "deep wakeless sleep"

6. (s) situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea" "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea" "remote and unsounded caverns"

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