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Synonyms for profoundprəˈfaʊnd

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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"

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

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

  2. profound(adj)

    of the greatest intensity; complete

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

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

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

  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"

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

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

  4. profound(adj)

    coming from deep within one

    "a profound sigh"

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

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

  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"

    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

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

  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"

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deep

  2. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, sagacious, skilled, not superficial

  3. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lively, vivid, strong, deep-felt

  4. profound(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lowly, humble, submissive


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