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 for profound
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profound \Pro*found"\, n.
     1. The deep; the sea; the ocean.
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              God in the fathomless profound
              Hath all this choice commanders drowned. --Sandys.
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     2. An abyss. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profound \Pro*found"\, v. t.
     To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far
     down. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profound \Pro*found"\, v. i.
     To dive deeply; to penetrate. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profound \Pro*found"\, a. [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before,
     forward + fundus the bottom. See Found to establish,
     Bottom lowest part.]
     1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a
        great depth; deep. "A gulf profound." --Milton.
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     2. Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching
        to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning;
        thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a
        profound scholar; profound wisdom.
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     3. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading;
        overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a
        profound sleep. "Profound sciatica." --Shak.
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              Of the profound corruption of this class there can
              be no doubt.                          --Milman.
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     4. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility;
        lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
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              What humble gestures! What profound reverence!
                                                    --Duppa.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  profound
      adj 1: showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the
             differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a
             profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt";
             "profound regret" [ant: superficial]
      2: of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a
         state of profound shock"
      3: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the
         nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human
         values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental
         changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing
         spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes" [syn:
         fundamental, profound]
      4: coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"
      5: (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a
         profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
         [syn: heavy, profound, sound, wakeless]
      6: situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have
         been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea";
         "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed
         depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns" [syn:
         profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "profound":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, absolute, absorbing, abstract, abstruse, abysmal, acute,
     analytical, ankle-deep, arcane, arrant, astronomic, astute, awful,
     broad-minded, cabbalistic, civilized, classical, colossal,
     complete, consummate, crass, cryptic, cultivated, cultured,
     decided, deep, deep-cut, deep-down, deep-engraven, deep-felt,
     deep-fixed, deep-laid, deep-lying, deep-reaching, deep-rooted,
     deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, deep-sinking, deep-sunk,
     deep-sunken, deepgoing, deepish, deepsome, definitive, discerning,
     downright, educated, egregious, elephantine, encyclopedic,
     enigmatic, enormous, epic, erudite, esoteric, extreme, flagrant,
     giant, giantlike, gigantic, glaring, great, gross, hard, heartfelt,
     heavy, hermetic, heroic, hidden, homefelt, huge, immense,
     incomprehensible, indecipherable, indelible, infinite, informed,
     inscrutable, insightful, intellectual, intense, intolerable,
     intricate, involved, jumbo, keen, knee-deep, knotty, knowing,
     knowledgeable, learned, lettered, literate, mammoth, mighty,
     monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, mysterious,
     mystifying, obscure, occult, out-and-out, outright, overpowering,
     overwhelming, pansophic, penetrating, perfect, pervading, piercing,
     poignant, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic, positive, precious,
     prodigious, pronounced, proper, puzzling, rank, recondite, regular,
     sagacious, sage, sapient, scholarly, scholastic, secret, sharp,
     shattering, shocking, sincere, stark, stark-staring, studious,
     stupendous, subtle, superlative, surpassing, terrible, the veriest,
     thorough, thoroughgoing, titanic, total, towering, transcendental,
     tremendous, tricky, unbearable, unconscionable, undeniable,
     unequivocal, unfathomable, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved,
     unspoiled, utter, vast, well-informed, well-read, wise,
     wise as Solomon
  
  

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