Definition of “profound” - English Dictionary

“profound” in British English

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profoundadjective

uk /prəˈfaʊnd/ us /prəˈfaʊnd/

profound adjective (SHOWING UNDERSTANDING)

C2 showing a clear and deep understanding of serious matters:

profound truths/wisdom
The review that I read said that it was "a thoughtful and profound film".
"Dying is easy - it's living that's the problem." "That was very profound of you, Steven."

(Definition of “profound” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“profound” in American English

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profoundadjective

us /prəˈfɑʊnd/

profound adjective (EXTREME)

felt or experienced strongly; extreme:

The speech had a profound influence on her.

profound adjective (SHOWING UNDERSTANDING)

showing a clear and deep understanding of serious matters:

You’re touching on a very profound question.

(Definition of “profound” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)