Definition of profundity
1a : intellectual depthb : something profound or abstruse
2 : the quality or state of being profound or deep
Examples of profundity in a Sentence
the profundity of his thoughts
Her books are a mixture of playfulness and profundity.
the depth and profundity of her feelings
Recent Examples of profundity from the Web
In this performance, featuring two Met stars, the mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the tenor Matthew Polenzani, the storytelling aspects of the songs were paramount and the mood less heavy; profundities came through without undue emotiveness.
Her work conveys the profundity of scientific inventions and observations in visual lyrics that intrigue the eye – and mind.
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Origin and Etymology of profundity
Middle English profundite, from Latin profunditat-, profunditas depth, from profundus
First Known Use: 15th century
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