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Definition of Profound

Profound

  1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
  2. Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
  3. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
  4. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
  5. The deep; the sea; the ocean.
  6. An abyss.
  7. To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
  8. To dive deeply; to penetrate.

Profound Quotations

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
Thomas Merton

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
Soren Kierkegaard

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren Bennis

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Sigmund Freud
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Profound Translations

profound in Afrikaans is diep
profound in Danish is dyb
profound in Dutch is diep
profound in French is profond
profound in Latin is profundus
profound in Norwegian is dyp
profound in Portuguese is profundo
profound in Spanish is profundo
profound in Swedish is djupsinnig, djup
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