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English definition of “profundity”

profundity

noun uk   /prəˈfʌn.dɪ.ti/ us    /-də.t̬i/ formal

profundity noun (UNDERSTANDING)

[U] the quality of showing a clear and deep understanding of serious matters: the profundity of his remarks [C usually plural] a remark or thought that shows, or is intended to show, great understanding: We would sit up all night exchanging profundities.

profundity noun (EXTREME QUALITY)

[U] the quality of being felt or experienced very strongly
(Definition of profundity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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