Part of speech: noun

An abyss.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Deep; complete; thorough; abstruse.

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Usage examples "profound":

  1. He cared for her no more and was at no pains to conceal the fact, which she on her part recognized with profound relief. - "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. However, I step'd upon Deck to see how Things went; there was a profound Silence every where, the Passengers were scatter'd here and there looking one at another, but not speaking a Word; the Master was walking with his Arms across without Fear, but not without Concern in his Countenance: I ask'd him how he came to be mistaken in the Tyde? - "Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)", Daniel Defoe.
  3. The hot silence was profound. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.