profound

pro•found
[pruh-found]

– adjective
1.
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
2.
originating in or penetrating to the depths of one’s being; profound grief.
3.
being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious: profound insight.
4.
of deep meaning; of great and broadly inclusive significance: a profound book.
5.
pervasive or intense; thorough; complete: a profound silence.
6.
extending, situated, or originating far down, or far beneath the surface: the profound depths of the ocean.
7.
low: a profound bow.
8.
deep.
– noun Literary.
9.
something that is profound.
10.
the deep sea; ocean.
11.
depth; abyss.

Origin: 1275–1325; ME < AF < L profundus deep, vast, equiv. to pro- pro-1 + fundus bottom (see found2)

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