Antonyms for profoundprəˈfaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profound(adj)

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    Antonyms:
    facile, shallow, ostensible, superficial, dilettantish, glib, skin-deep, dilettanteish, looking, sciolistic, mild, apparent(a), insignificant, seeming(a), sounding, dilettante, unimportant

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

  2. profound(adj)

    of the greatest intensity; complete

    Antonyms:
    shallow, seeming(a), facile, looking, sciolistic, insignificant, unimportant, dilettante, mild, skin-deep, dilettantish, apparent(a), superficial, glib, dilettanteish, ostensible, sounding

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

  3. fundamental, profound(adj)

    far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

    Antonyms:
    dilettanteish, glib, sciolistic, ostensible, shallow, insignificant, mild, superficial, dilettante, looking, sounding, unimportant, seeming(a), dilettantish, skin-deep, apparent(a), facile

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, heavy, unfathomed, key, wakeless, profound, cardinal, unplumbed, underlying, central, rudimentary, sound, unsounded, primal

  4. profound(adj)

    coming from deep within one

    Antonyms:
    superficial, looking, sciolistic, insignificant, dilettantish, ostensible, seeming(a), shallow, mild, dilettanteish, skin-deep, facile, glib, unimportant, sounding, apparent(a), dilettante

    Synonyms:
    unsounded, unfathomed, unplumbed, fundamental, sound, heavy, wakeless

  5. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    Antonyms:
    looking, dilettanteish, dilettantish, apparent(a), sciolistic, facile, shallow, skin-deep, insignificant, sounding, mild, ostensible, seeming(a), glib, unimportant, superficial, dilettante

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, reasoned, overweight, toilsome, effectual, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, good, dense, grueling, unsounded, heavy(p), threatening, grave, legal, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, intelligent, grievous, fleshy, levelheaded, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, level-headed, gruelling, well-grounded, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, unfathomed, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, fundamental, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, unplumbed, punishing, gravid, big(p), healthy, lowering, leaden

  6. profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded(adj)

    situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed

    Antonyms:
    mild, seeming(a), skin-deep, glib, insignificant, facile, shallow, sounding, looking, superficial, sciolistic, unimportant, dilettanteish, dilettante, apparent(a), ostensible, dilettantish

    Synonyms:
    sound, heavy, unfathomed, wakeless, profound, silent, fundamental, unplumbed, unsounded

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. profound

    That is obscure which the eye or the mind can not clearly discern or see through, whether because of its own want of transparency, its depth or intricacy, or because of mere defect of light. That which is complicated is likely to be obscure, but that may be obscure which is not at all complicated and scarcely complex, as a muddy pool. In that which is abstruse (Latin abs, from, and trudo, push) as if removed from the usual course of thought or out of the way of apprehension or discovery, the thought is remote, hidden; in that which is obscure there may be nothing to hide; it is hard to see to the bottom of the profound, because of its depth, but the most shallow turbidness is obscure. Compare COMPLEX; DARK; DIFFICULT; MYSTERIOUS.

    See synonyms for CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, dense, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, turbid, unintelligible

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