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deep

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deep

  1. 1 extending far downward lowered their bucket down a deep well the ax made a deep cut into the wood Synonyms of deep abysmal, bottomless, profound Words Related to deep abyssal, unfathomable; boundless, endless, immeasurable, inestimable, infinite, limitless, measureless, unlimited, vast Near Antonyms of deep depthless, two-dimensional; even, flat, flush, horizontal, level, plane, smooth; confined, finite, limited, measured, restricted Antonyms of deep shallow, shoal, skin-deep, superficial, surface

  2. 2 having a low musical pitch or range the tour guide had an impressively deep voice Synonyms of deep bass, grave, low, throaty Words Related to deep boomy, tubby; gruff, hoarse, husky, rough, smoky (also smokey) Near Antonyms of deep squeaking, squeaky, squealing, thin; earsplitting, penetrating, piercing, strident; peeping, tinny Antonyms of deep acute, high, high-pitched, piping, sharp, shrill, treble

  3. 3 being beyond one's powers to know, understand, or explain a deep, dark secret that he took to his grave Synonyms of deep arcane, cryptic, mysterious, enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable, mystic, occult, uncannyWords Related to deep dark, darkling, fuzzy, murky, obscure, shadowy, vague; ambiguous, equivocal; imponderable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, unintelligible, unsearchable; inexplicable, unaccountable, unexplainable; unanswerable, unknowable; metaphysical, mystical, numinous, supernatural; abstruse, esoteric, recondite; baffling, befuddling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, disorienting, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms of deep fathomable, intelligible, understandable; apparent, clear, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable

  4. 4 difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand her poetry is now regarded as sentimental and not very deep Synonyms of deep abstruse, arcane, profound, esoteric, hermetic (also hermetical), reconditeWords Related to deep erudite, learned, scholarly; academic (also academical), pedantic; complex, complicated, hard; darkling, enigmatic (also enigmatical), inscrutable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, uncanny; impenetrable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, unintelligible; ambiguous, cryptic; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, disorienting, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms of deep easy, facile, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, understandable; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, transparentAntonyms of deep shallow, superficial

  5. 5 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning one of those deep passages in the Bible that can be interpreted in any number of different ways Synonyms of deep ambiguous, arcane, cryptic, dark, obscure, Delphic, double-edged, elliptical (or elliptic), enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, fuliginous, inscrutable, murky, mysterious, mystic, nebulous, occult, opaqueWords Related to deep abstruse, esoteric, recondite; cloaked, concealed, disguised, masked, shrouded; beclouded, bedimmed, befogged, clouded, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, muddy, obfuscatory, obnubilated, obscurant (or obscurantic), shaded, shadowlike, shadowy, sphinxlike; indefinite, inexact, inexplicit, noncommittal, questionable, unclear, uncertain, undefined, undetermined, vague; impenetrable, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable; eerie (also eery), uncanny, weird; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, unfathomable; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; complex, complicated, difficult, obtuseNear Antonyms of deep comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, legible, pellucid, understandable; bright, distinct, evident, self-evident, self-explanatory; certain, firm, strong, sure; defined, determined; direct, straightforward; definite, exact, explicit; appreciable, palpable, tangible, visible; blatant, patent, unmistakableAntonyms of deep accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal

  6. 6 extreme in degree, power, or effect fell into a deep sleep after taking the potion Synonyms of deep acute, almighty, blistering, intense, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, hellacious, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violentWords Related to deep accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severeNear Antonyms of deep feeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subduedAntonyms of deep light, moderate, soft

  7. 7 firmly established over time a deep devotion to obtaining justice for all, even society's most disadvantaged Synonyms of deep bred-in-the-bone, confirmed, inveterate, deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched (also intrenched), hard-core, rooted, settledWords Related to deep firm, fixed, frozen, hard, hard-and-fast, immutable, irradicable, set, unalterable, unchangeable; embedded (also imbedded), implanted, inculcated, instilled; inborn, inbred, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, innate, integral, intrinsic, natural; accustomed, chronic, customary, habitual, regular, typical, usual; abiding, enduring, lifelong, persistent, persistingNear Antonyms of deep brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, interim, momentary, provisional, short-lived, short-term, temporary, transient

  8. 8 having considerable extent an economist with a deep understanding of the forces that propel the global economy Synonyms of deep broad, extensive, expansive, extended, far-flung, far-reaching, rangy, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging, widespreadWords Related to deep comprehensive, general, global, inclusive; boundless, endless, infinite, limitless, unlimited; capacious, commodious, roomy, spaciousNear Antonyms of deep circumscribed, limited, restrictedAntonyms of deep narrow

  9. 9 having the mind fixed on something I was so deep in the mystery novel that I didn't hear the doorbell Synonyms of deep absorbed, attentive, engrossed, enthralled, focused (also focussed), immersed, intent, observant, raptWords Related to deep engaged, interested, intrigued, involved; hypnotized, mesmerized; alert, alive, conscious, open-eyed, watchful, wide-awakeNear Antonyms of deep daydreaming, dreamy, faraway, foggy, hazy, lost, oblivious, preoccupied, remote; apathetic, disinterested, uninterestedAntonyms of deep absent, absentminded, abstracted, distracted, inattentive, inobservant, unabsorbed, unfocused (also unfocussed)

  10. 10 not close in time or space an episode in her deep past that she had never spoken about, even to her husband Synonyms of deep away, distant, far, faraway, far-flung, far-off, remote, removedWords Related to deep apart, devious, isolated, lonesome, nowhere, obscure, odd, outlying, out-of-the-way, retired, secluded, secret, sequesteredNear Antonyms of deep adjacent, adjoining, contiguousAntonyms of deep close, near, nearby, nigh

Synonym Discussion of deep

broad, wide, deep mean having horizontal extent. broad and wide apply to a surface measured or viewed from side to side.
    • a broad avenue
wide is more common when units of measurement are mentioned
    • rugs eight feet wide
or applied to unfilled space between limits.
    • a wide doorway
broad is preferred when full horizontal extent is considered.
    • broad shoulders
deep may indicate horizontal extent away from the observer or from a front or peripheral point.
    • a deep cupboard
    • deep woods

deep

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of deep

  1. 1 the most intense or characteristic phase of something the kind of cold weather that we usually have only in the deep of winter Synonyms of deep thick, depth, height, middle, midstWords Related to deep center, heart

  2. 2 the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth sailors exploring the farther reaches of the briny deep Synonyms of deep blue, brine, ocean, Neptune, sea, seven seasWords Related to deep blue water, high seas, main, waters; basin; Davy Jones's locker, depths

  3. 3 an immeasurable depth or space the belief that somewhere in the deep of outer space humankind will meet its ultimate destiny Synonyms of deep abysm, chasm, abyss, gulf, oceanWords Related to deep cleft, crevasse, crevice, fissure; cavern, hole, hollow, pit; breadth, expanse, extent, reach, spread, stretch; black hole, emptiness, nothingness, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void


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