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profound

adjective
 
 
/prəˈfaʊnd/
EFFECT If an effect is profound, it is extreme: The war had a profound impact on people's lives.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
FEELING If a feeling is profound, you feel it very strongly: a profound sense of sadnessPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
UNDERSTANDING If an idea or piece of work is profound, it shows intelligence or a great ability to understand: a profound question His theories were simple, but profound.Knowing and learning
profoundly adverb
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