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profound

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1 difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand
  • a profound observation about good and evil that few listeners fully grasped

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2 extreme in degree, power, or effect
  • a profound silence fell over the audience after the last note had sounded

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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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The first known use of profound was in the 14th century

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“Profound.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/profound. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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