Definition of profound
- a profound sigh
- profound sleep
- profound deafness
His knowledge of history is profound.
Her books offer profound insights into the true nature of courage.
the profound mysteries of outer space
a profound sense of loss
His paintings have had a profound effect on her own work.
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acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, intense, intensive, keen, terrible, vehement, vicious, violent;
: having or showing great knowledge or understanding
: difficult to understand : requiring deep thought or wisdom
: very strongly felt
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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