profound


profound

adjective

Definition of PROFOUND

1
difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand <a profound observation about good and evil that few listeners fully grasped>
Synonyms abstruse, arcane, deep, esoteric, hermetic (also hermetical), recondite
4
extending far downward <with eyes wide with disbelief, the explorers made their way through a canyon more profound than any they had ever imagined>

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