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Definition of 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

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.
Bill Gates

I think what you're seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they've got to be treated like every other American. And I think that principle will win out.
Barack Obama

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
Maurice Ravel

The United Nations' founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America's consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.
Vladimir Putin

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
Richard Marx
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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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