the central and most intense or profound part
"in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"
little, narrow, light, high, ankle-deep, shoaly, explicable, shallow, colorless, small, mild, shelfy, reefy, wakeful, exoteric, high-pitched, close, superficial, knee-deep, shelvy, colourless, artless, thin, neritic, fordable
trench, deep, oceanic abyss(noun)
a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
high-pitched, colourless, small, shallow, fordable, reefy, little, wakeful, thin, narrow, shelvy, shelfy, colorless, close, high, mild, exoteric, knee-deep, shoaly, ankle-deep, explicable, superficial, light, neritic, artless
literary term for an ocean
"denizens of the deep"
shallow, colourless, shoaly, high, close, thin, small, knee-deep, neritic, fordable, mild, ankle-deep, little, reefy, light, shelvy, artless, superficial, narrow, wakeful, high-pitched, colorless, shelfy, exoteric, explicable
relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
"a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
high-pitched, light, close, thin, wakeful, shallow, colorless, shelfy, narrow, little, mild, neritic, small, high, superficial, shelvy, knee-deep, exoteric, shoaly, explicable, fordable, colourless, ankle-deep, artless, reefy
marked by depth of thinking
"deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"
little, mild, reefy, exoteric, thin, explicable, colorless, high, close, shoaly, artless, narrow, ankle-deep, fordable, light, colourless, knee-deep, wakeful, superficial, shallow, shelvy, high-pitched, neritic, small, shelfy
having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination
"a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"
high, fordable, explicable, superficial, little, wakeful, shallow, mild, shelvy, ankle-deep, small, close, reefy, high-pitched, light, neritic, artless, shoaly, narrow, thin, shelfy, colourless, knee-deep, exoteric, colorless
very distant in time or space
"deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"
exoteric, shelfy, shallow, light, little, high, shoaly, shelvy, small, close, wakeful, reefy, mild, artless, knee-deep, colourless, ankle-deep, high-pitched, explicable, neritic, fordable, superficial, thin, narrow, colorless
"in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"
mild, shelfy, high-pitched, neritic, reefy, small, shelvy, light, colorless, fordable, high, shallow, artless, colourless, superficial, little, narrow, knee-deep, ankle-deep, shoaly, wakeful, exoteric, thin, explicable, close
having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
"a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"
knee-deep, thin, fordable, narrow, colorless, small, reefy, explicable, mild, light, high, close, superficial, little, shelvy, exoteric, ankle-deep, artless, shoaly, wakeful, shallow, neritic, colourless, high-pitched, shelfy
"deep purple"; "a rich red"
bass, mystifying, fat, robust, recondite, full-bodied, cryptical, copious, deep, cryptic, racy, inscrutable, abstruse, productive, ample, rich, fertile, mysterious, plentiful, thick, plenteous
wakeful, reefy, little, shoaly, fordable, colorless, exoteric, shelfy, neritic, shallow, colourless, high, narrow, mild, close, small, knee-deep, artless, thin, high-pitched, ankle-deep, superficial, explicable, shelvy, light
relatively thick from top to bottom
"deep carpets"; "deep snow"
shelvy, high-pitched, wakeful, fordable, superficial, reefy, shallow, high, colorless, thin, colourless, shelfy, close, small, narrow, little, ankle-deep, mild, shoaly, artless, knee-deep, exoteric, explicable, light, neritic
extending relatively far inward
"a deep border"
thin, shoaly, high, small, reefy, high-pitched, exoteric, superficial, neritic, fordable, mild, colourless, little, shallow, artless, ankle-deep, shelvy, knee-deep, wakeful, colorless, close, explicable, shelfy, narrow, light
(of darkness) very intense
"thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
dense, duncical, duncish, stocky, thickheaded, boneheaded, loggerheaded, mystifying, blockheaded, cryptical, chummy, thick-skulled, rich, thickset, deep, abstruse, wooden-headed, compact, fatheaded, recondite, inscrutable, heavyset, cryptic, buddy-buddy, mysterious, bass, thick(p), thick, slurred
shallow, fordable, shelfy, high, knee-deep, reefy, colorless, little, small, neritic, high-pitched, explicable, mild, shelvy, close, exoteric, light, wakeful, artless, superficial, ankle-deep, shoaly, thin, colourless, narrow
large in quantity or size
"deep cuts in the budget"
fordable, close, high-pitched, thin, high, little, light, wakeful, shoaly, small, colorless, mild, explicable, neritic, shelvy, shallow, colourless, exoteric, reefy, superficial, shelfy, knee-deep, narrow, artless, ankle-deep
with head or back bent low
"a deep bow"
small, explicable, mild, wakeful, shelvy, close, neritic, shallow, high, little, artless, light, exoteric, fordable, narrow, ankle-deep, colourless, superficial, reefy, thin, shelfy, colorless, knee-deep, shoaly, high-pitched
cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying(adj)
of an obscure nature
"the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
kabbalistic, mystifying, bass, cryptical, mystic, occult, secret, recondite, deep, qabalistic, orphic, inscrutable, abstruse, cryptic, rich, mysterious, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline
little, knee-deep, superficial, shallow, high, small, close, artless, wakeful, exoteric, shoaly, shelfy, narrow, colorless, shelvy, neritic, mild, high-pitched, reefy, fordable, colourless, explicable, thin, ankle-deep, light
abstruse, deep, recondite(adj)
difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
"the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
mild, exoteric, shallow, small, neritic, ankle-deep, colourless, artless, close, little, thin, light, fordable, explicable, high, wakeful, reefy, colorless, shoaly, narrow, superficial, shelfy, high-pitched, knee-deep, shelvy
exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
"deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"
explicable, little, shoaly, shallow, colourless, high-pitched, high, neritic, superficial, light, wakeful, shelvy, thin, fordable, colorless, ankle-deep, close, mild, artless, small, reefy, knee-deep, exoteric, shelfy, narrow
to a great depth;far down
"dived deeply"; "dug deep"
little, high-pitched, artless, shoaly, narrow, thin, shelfy, exoteric, reefy, mild, light, high, shallow, knee-deep, fordable, colorless, small, colourless, explicable, close, neritic, superficial, shelvy, ankle-deep, wakeful
to an advanced time
"deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"
mild, thin, high-pitched, high, light, ankle-deep, small, shelvy, neritic, superficial, little, colourless, shoaly, shallow, artless, colorless, exoteric, knee-deep, narrow, fordable, reefy, close, explicable, shelfy, wakeful
to a great distance
"penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods"
narrow, high, close, shoaly, mild, little, superficial, reefy, light, neritic, artless, fordable, shallow, small, wakeful, exoteric, shelvy, knee-deep, shelfy, explicable, high-pitched, colorless, colourless, thin, ankle-deep
deep(noun)Profound, having great meaning or import, but possibly obscure or not obvious.
deep(adjective)In extent in a direction away from the observer.
deep(adjective)Low in pitch.
deep(adjective)Dark and highly saturated.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, dense, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid, unintelligible
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
profound, deeply, profoundly, grave, in-depth, root, depth, deep-seated, deep-rooted, thorough, serious, far-reaching, deepest, throat, great, sincere, heartfelt, depths, underlying, sham, strong, gravely, deep-sea, severe, shum, thoroughgoing, interstellar
Translations for deep
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- дълбок, тъмен, нисък, наситен, дълбоко, глъбинаBulgarian
- profund, pregon, greu, fondo, intensCatalan, Valencian
- mørk, dyb, bred, dybttænkende, dybsindig, dybtDanish
- tief, dunkel, TiefeGerman
- intenso, penetrante, fondo, grave, hondo, profundo, ancho, bajo, capa profunda, oscuroSpanish
- عمیق, ژرفPersian
- syvä, matala, pitkä, syvällinen, paksu, tukeva, syvyysFinnish
- foncé, profond, foncée, grave, épais, profondeursFrench
- djipWestern Frisian
- עמק, עמוקHebrew
- mély, alaposHungarian
- profondo, esteso, spessoItalian
- 深遠, 深い, 濃いJapanese
- گڕ, قووڵ, قووڵی, تۆخ, به قووڵیKurdish
- déifLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gili, gilusLithuanian
- dziļš, dziļaLatvian
- rētō, hōhonu, ponguru, whakarētō, wheuri, tanguruMāori
- diep, dik, diepgaand, zwaarDutch
- głęboki, zaabsorbowany, niski, pochłonięty, głębia, głęboko, głębinyPolish
- profundo, fundo, espesso, penetrante, grave, afundado, mar, pego, oceano, profundezas, profundamentePortuguese
- profund, adânc, adâncă, adânci, adâncimeRomanian
- глубокий, низкий, пучина, глубокоRussian
- дубок, dubok, dubokoSerbo-Croatian
- globok, globokoSlovene
- djup, mörk, djupsinnig, lågSwedish
- లోతు, లోతుగాTelugu
- dep, malalimTagalog
- đậm, sâu, sâu sắc, sẫm, trầmVietnamese
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