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profound

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of profound

  1. 1 difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand a profound observation about good and evil that few listeners fully grasped Synonyms of profound abstruse, arcane, deep, esoteric, hermetic (also hermetical), recondite Words Related to profound 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, puzzling Near Antonyms of profound easy, facile, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, understandable; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, transparent Antonyms of profound shallow, superficial

  2. 2 extreme in degree, power, or effect a profound silence fell over the audience after the last note had sounded Synonyms of profound acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, hellacious, intensive, keen, intense, terrible, vehement, vicious, violentWords Related to profound accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severeNear Antonyms of profound feeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subduedAntonyms of profound light, moderate, soft

  3. 3 having no exceptions or restrictions a profound dislike of frauds and phonies Synonyms of profound all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, absolute, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryWords Related to profound authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of profound doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  4. 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 Synonyms of profound abysmal, bottomless, deepWords Related to profound abyssal, unfathomable; boundless, endless, immeasurable, inestimable, infinite, limitless, measureless, unlimited, vastNear Antonyms of profound depthless, two-dimensional; even, flat, flush, horizontal, level, plane, smooth; confined, finite, limited, measured, restrictedAntonyms of profound shallow, shoal, skin-deep, superficial, surface



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