profoundness


profoundness
noun
1. extremeness of degree
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the profoundness of his ignorance

Derivationally related forms: ↑profound
Hypernyms: ↑ultimacy, ↑ultimateness
2. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
Syn: ↑astuteness, ↑profundity, ↑depth, ↑deepness
Derivationally related forms: ↑deep (for: ↑deepness), ↑profound, ↑profound (for: ↑profundity)
Hypernyms: ↑wisdom, ↑sapience
3. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
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the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

Derivationally related forms: ↑profound (for: ↑profundity), ↑profound, ↑abstruse (for: ↑abstrusity), ↑abstruse (for: ↑abstruseness)
Hypernyms: ↑wisdom
4. the quality of being physically deep
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the profundity of the mine was almost a mile

Syn: ↑deepness, ↑profundity
Ant: ↑shallowness (for: ↑deepness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑profound, ↑profound (for: ↑profundity), ↑deep (for: ↑deepness)
Hypernyms: ↑depth, ↑deepness
Hyponyms: ↑bottomlessness
5. intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
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the depth of my feeling

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the profoundness of the silence

Syn: ↑profundity
Ant: ↑superficiality (for: ↑profundity)
Derivationally related forms: ↑profound, ↑profound (for: ↑profundity)
Hypernyms: ↑depth

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  • Profoundness — Pro*found ness, n. The quality or state of being profound; profundity; depth. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profoundness — profound ► ADJECTIVE (profounder, profoundest) 1) very great or intense. 2) showing great knowledge or insight. 3) demanding deep study or thought. 4) archaic very deep. DERIVATIVES profoundly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • profoundness — noun see profound I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • profoundness — See profoundly. * * * …   Universalium

  • profoundness — noun The quality of being profound; profundity …   Wiktionary

  • profoundness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Intellectual penetration or range: deepness, depth, profundity. See THOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • profoundness — pro found·ness || prÉ™ faÊŠndnɪs n. deepness, reconditeness; abstractness, quality of having deep meaning; seriousness, soberness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • profoundness — pro·found·ness …   English syllables

  • profundity — noun 1. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound (Freq. 1) the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs • Syn: ↑reconditeness, ↑abstruseness, ↑abstrusity, ↑profoundness • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • deepness — noun 1. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas • Syn: ↑astuteness, ↑profundity, ↑profoundness, ↑depth • Derivationally related forms: ↑deep, ↑profound (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary