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As a former career intelligence professional, I have a profound appreciation for the value of intelligence. Intelligence disrupts terrorist plots and thwarts attacks. Intelligence saves lives.
John O. Brennan

Meaning of "profound" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROFOUND

From Old French profund, from Latin profundus deep, from pro-1 + fundus bottom.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROFOUND

profound  [prəˈfaʊnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROFOUND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Profound can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PROFOUND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of profound in the English dictionary

The first definition of profound in the dictionary is penetrating deeply into subjects or ideas. Other definition of profound is showing or requiring great knowledge or understanding. Profound is also situated at or extending to a great depth.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROFOUND


around
əˈraʊnd
background
ˈbækˌɡraʊnd
bound
baʊnd
cofound
ˌkəʊˈfaʊnd
compound
ˈkɒmpaʊnd
confound
kənˈfaʊnd
dumbfound
dʌmˈfaʊnd
dumfound
dʌmˈfaʊnd
found
faʊnd
ground
ɡraʊnd
hound
haʊnd
lost-and-found
ˌlɒstənˈfaʊnd
outbound
ˈaʊtˌbaʊnd
playground
ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd
pound
paʊnd
refound
riːˈfaʊnd
round
raʊnd
sound
saʊnd
underground
ˈʌndəˌɡraʊnd
unfound
ʌnˈfaʊnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROFOUND

profiterole
profitless
profitlessly
profits tax
profitwise
profligacy
profligate
profligately
profluence
profluent
profoundly
profoundly deaf
profoundness
profulgent
Profumo
profundity
profuse
profusely
profuseness
profuser

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROFOUND

all-around
all found
all-round
break new ground
campground
fall to the ground
foreground
get off the ground
into the ground
lost and found
mound
new-found
the high ground
the Sound
to the ground
ultrasound
unsound
well-found
wound
year-round

Synonyms and antonyms of profound in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROFOUND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «profound» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of profound

Translation of «profound» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROFOUND

Find out the translation of profound to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of profound from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «profound» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

深刻的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

profundo
570 millions of speakers

English

profound
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गहरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عميق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глубокая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

profundo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গভীর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

profond
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mendalam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weitreichend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重大な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지대한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sâu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆழ்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गहन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

derin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

profondo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

głębokie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

глибока
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

profund
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βαθιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diepgaande
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

djup
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dyp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of profound

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFOUND»

The term «profound» is very widely used and occupies the 15.789 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROFOUND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about profound

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROFOUND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word profound.
1
Aberjhani
The political, social, and spiritual impact of the life example set by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela might be measured in part by the profound and unique gestures made by people in different countries to honor his life upon learning of his death.
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Kofi Annan
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
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Francis William Aston
The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
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Noah Baumbach
I thought at the time of my parents' divorce that I was upset by deeper, more profound things and I was just taking it out on the joint custody agreement. But that disruption was bad enough. That was a huge deal for a teenager.
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Pope Benedict XVI
Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.
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Warren Bennis
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
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Paul Berg
Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature.
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Linda Blair
To ignore one's spiritual self is unsettling, to say the least. That's a very profound outlook on it.
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John O. Brennan
As a former career intelligence professional, I have a profound appreciation for the value of intelligence. Intelligence disrupts terrorist plots and thwarts attacks. Intelligence saves lives.
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Wilfred Burchett
Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROFOUND»

Discover the use of profound in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to profound and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Profound Improvement: Building Capacity for a Learning Community
The book focuses on the life of educators as it relates to professional learning and growth.
Coral Mitchell, Larry Sackney, 2011
2
A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony
Two questions lie at the heart of this rich, suggestive book: What are the theological implications of worship? and What are the liturgical implications of theology?
Leanne Van Dyk, 2005
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Sacred Origins of Profound Things: The Stories Behind the ...
Its many revelations include: * Why the Star of David became the Jewish counterpart of the Christian cross * What mortal remains of the Buddha are venerated today * How the diamond engagement ring became a standard * That the first pope was ...
Charles Panati, 1996
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A Profound Mystery: The Use of the Old Testament in Ephesians
This fresh examination of a neglected aspect of the study of Ephesians throws new light on a number of crucial passages.
Thorsten Moritz, 1996
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Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, ...
The book introduces the idea of “presence”—a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts—to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership.
Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, 2005
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Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing ...
Practical in focus, this text provides evidence-based guidance on meeting the complex needs of a person with PMLD.
Jillian Pawlyn, Steven Carnaby, 2009
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A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life
Based on these lectures, this new volume will provide practical instruction on how we can use meditation to realise the mind's phenomenal potential.
HH Dalai Lama, 2011
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Profound Insights from Animals and Nature
This fascinating book, "Profound Insights with Animals and Nature," displays 67 telepathic chats the author has had with a variety of nature elements: animals, birds, fish, trees, the moon, even a forest fire, and more.
Cynthia Attar, 2012
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Profound River
The story of Dame Juliana Berners, an accomplished sportswoman and devout Catholic nun. Dame Juliana was the first to document the habits of fish and other wildlife, and is also credited as the inventor of fly fishing.
John Gubbins
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Practically Profound: Putting Philosophy to Work in Everyday ...
Emphasising experience based arguments, the book demonstrates techniques that readers of all ages can use to enhance their own understanding of themselves and their world.
James Hall, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROFOUND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term profound is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carnett: Pearl S. Buck even more profound today
I first became aware of her work in 1961 as a Costa Mesa High School senior. An English class assignment required that I read what critics ... «Daily Pilot, Jul 15»
2
Court closures will have a 'profound impact' on area
“The closure of both courts in Carmarthen will have a profound impact on the status of the town and demonstrates that centralisation is a never ... «South Wales Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Jabara had profound impact
In the process, he had a profound impact on Wichita State University and Wichita's very identity. The sorrow of his death Saturday at age 90 ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Co Clare is essential, profound, and just plain wonderful
It does, it's fair to say, have a wealth of the kind of essential Irishness that natives are perhaps blasé about, and that visitors view as profound (or ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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'Sharknado 3' precipitates a profound warning
Share. 'Sharknado 3' precipitates a profound warning. Jul 25 2015 6:00 am. Frank Wooten Columnist. Frank Wooten. Email. 'And as of now, we're hearing that ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
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I Am Cait: Caitlyn Jenner's new show is a profound transition – for …
It's these flashes of revelation – quite profound for a show that aims to be as close to frothy as you can be while discussing the complications of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Flags play profound roles, are not a trivial issue
Those American citizens who regard the issue as trivial fail to see the profound role of flags as symbols and of symbols per se throughout world ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
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International District shooting 'is a shocking and profound loss'
A well-known man in Seattle's International District was not the intended target of a shooting Thursday morning. Police found a man with ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jul 15»
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CSA Farms Address Profound Global Concerns
The local food movement – whether centered in a CSA, a co-op or a farmers market – is no fad or whim, but is driven by acutely real economic, ... «Mother Earth News, Jul 15»
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Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound
Hodges, who is not Catholic, said meeting the pope was a profound experience. “He walked in, music didn't play, there wasn't a lot of pomp ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Profound [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/profound>. Nov 2019 ».
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