Antonyms for profoundprəˈfaʊnd

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term profound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profound(adj)

    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

    "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"

    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

    "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"

    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

    "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes"

    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

    "a profound sigh"

    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

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

    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

    "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"

    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

  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

Translation

Find a translation for this antonym in other languages:

Select another language:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"profound." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Feb. 2018. <https://www.synonyms.net/antonyms/profound>.

Are we missing a good antonym for profound?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for profound:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.