profound ( profounder comparative) ( profoundest superlative )
1 adj You use profound to emphasize that something is very great or intense., (emphasis)
...discoveries which had a profound effect on many areas of medicine., ...profound disagreement..., Anna's patriotism was profound.
profoundly adv ADV with v, ADV adj/-ed
This has profoundly affected my life...
2 adj A profound idea, work, or person shows great intellectual depth and understanding., (Antonym: shallow)
This is a book full of profound, original and challenging insights.
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