Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With depth, meaningfully.
  • adv. Very importantly.
  • adv. Deeply; very.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a profound manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a profound manner; deeply; with deep penetration; with deep knowledge or insight; thoroughly; extremely; very.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a great depth psychologically

Etymologies

profound +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors?

    The Case for God by Karen Armstrong: Book summary

  • Where the authors differ most profoundly is in the overall mood their work creates.

    Of Mushi and Cthulhu » Manga Worth Reading

  • We are not going to stop the Israelis, just as we do not stop the Chinese from suppressing dissidents in profoundly unfair ways.

    Matthew Yglesias » Means and Ends

  • Dissidents are suppressed in profoundly unfair ways in every country on earth.

    Matthew Yglesias » Means and Ends

  • One of the rare things that bothered me, but it did so profoundly, is the resolution of the main plot and the ending.

    Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora (Book Review)

  • He grew up in profoundly rural America and was graduating from flight school about the time of Pearl Harbor.

    Matthew Yglesias » Age and the War

  • Their rigorous versions of management education differ profoundly from the one that Stewart lampoons.

    Letters to the Editor

  • The ability to entertain possibilities that differ profoundly from the prevailing theories of the day is the hallmark of all the great scientific revolutionaries, including Darwin.

    Archive 2003-02-01

  • Young athletes remain profoundly influenced by the culture and by their role models — you too, Charles Barkley, who also happens to use ephedrine.

    USATODAY.com - Taking pills is not the answer

  • The different choice of object resulted in profoundly different professional and scholarly models: while Jones reads the "foreign" character as an abstruse object of scholastic knowledge whose end is its own increase, Gilchrist reads it as a more easily decodable object of technical, communicable knowledge whose end is not simply functionality, but also economic possibilities both for student and for instructor.

    A Teleology of Letters; or, From a

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