1. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth.


  • thoughtful
  • scholarly
  • intense


  • superficial
  • mild
  • thin
  • artless

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Rhymes with Profound

  • ultrasound
  • propound
  • expound
  • confound
  • compound
  • unwound
  • unsound
  • unbound
  • resound
  • renowned
  • redound
  • rebound
  • newfound
  • inbound
  • impound
  • astound
  • aground
  • surround
  • ground
  • frowned
  • drowned
  • crowned
  • browned
  • abound
  • wound
  • sound
  • round
  • 'round
  • pound
  • mound

How do you pronounce profound?

Pronounce profound as proʊˈfaʊnd.

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Sentences with profound

1. Noun, singular or mass
John Calvin (1509-1564), a French theologian, brought profound changes to the Reformation.

2. Adjective
Fatigue that is profound and long-lasting may be another symptom of bone cancer.

3. Verb, past participle
> "The impact of movement — even leisurely movement — can be profound."

Quotes about profound

1. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.
- Kenneth Lonergan

2. Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
- Camille Paglia

3. Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
- Vaclav Havel

2. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] of the greatest intensity; complete.


  • close

3. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] coming from deep within one.


  • narrow

4. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed.


  • unfathomed
  • unplumbed
  • unsounded


  • fathomable
  • explicable
  • natural elevation
  • high

5. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] (of sleep) deep and complete.


  • wakeless
  • sound
  • heavy


  • colorless
  • exoteric
  • small
  • little

6. profound

adjective. ['proʊˈfaʊnd'] far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something.


  • fundamental
  • significant


  • end
  • beginning
  • inconsiderate