profundity

  • 1 Profundity — Pro*fun di*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [L. profunditas: cf. F. profondite. See {Profound}.] The quality or state of being profound; depth of place, knowledge, feeling, etc. The vast profundity obscure. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 profundity — index sagacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 profundity — (n.) late 15c., from O.Fr. profundite (Mod.Fr. profondité), from L.L. profunditas depth, from profundus (see PROFOUND (Cf. profound)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 profundity — [prō fun′də tē, prəfun′də tē] n. pl. profundities [ME profundite < MFr < LL profunditas] 1. depth, esp. great depth 2. intellectual depth 3. a profound idea, matter, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 profundity — [[t]prəfʌ̱ndɪti[/t]] profundities 1) N UNCOUNT Profundity is great intellectual depth and understanding. The profundity of this book is achieved with breathtaking lightness. Syn: depth 2) N UNCOUNT: usu N of n If you refer to the profundity of a… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 profundity — noun formal 1 (U) the quality of knowing and understanding a lot, or having strong, serious feelings: a young woman of extraordinary profundity | Fairy tales have a profundity absent in most children s literature. 2 (countable usually plural)… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 profundity — pro|fun|di|ty [prəˈfʌndıti] n plural profundities formal 1.) [U] when someone or something shows great knowledge and understanding, or strong, serious feelings = ↑depth ▪ The cartoon version lacks the profundity of the original text. 2.) [C… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 profundity — pro|fun|di|ty [ prə fʌndəti ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) the quality of being very wise and serious 2. ) seriousness or importance: the profundity of these social changes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 profundity — UK [prəˈfʌndətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal 1) the quality of being very wise and serious 2) seriousness, or importance the profundity of these social changes …

    English dictionary

  • 10 profundity — 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 profundity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English profundite, from Latin profunditat , profunditas depth, from profundus Date: 15th century 1. a. intellectual depth b. something profound or abstruse 2. the quality or state of being profound or deep …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 profundity — /preuh fun di tee/, n., pl. profundities for 2, 3. 1. the quality or state of being profound; depth. 2. Usually, profundities. profound or deep matters. 3. a profoundly deep place; abyss. [1375 1425; late ME profundite < LL profunditas. See… …

    Universalium

  • 14 profundity — noun a) the state of being profound or abstruse b) a great depth Syn: profoundness …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 profundity — Synonyms and related words: Sophia, abstruseness, abyss, acumen, ampleness, astuteness, bigness, bottomlessness, broad mindedness, broadness, capaciousness, complexity, complication, comprehensiveness, copiousness, crabbedness, crampedness, deep… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 profundity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Depth] Syn. pitch, deepness, lowness; see depth 1 . 2. [Perception] Syn. acuity, sagacity, authority; see acumen . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Intellectual penetration or range: deepness, depth, profoundness. See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 profundity — prÉ™ fÊŒndÉ™tɪ n. deepness, reconditeness; abstractness, quality of having deep meaning …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 profundity — noun (plural profundities) 1》 great depth of insight or knowledge. 2》 great depth or intensity of a state, quality, or emotion …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 profundity — n. Depth, deepness, profoundness …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 profundity — n 1. depth, deepness, profoundness; abstrusity, abstruseness, reconditeness, abstractness; impenetrability, impenetrableness, incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness, inscrutability, inscrutableness, unknowableness; mysticity, mysticality,… …

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