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Definition of the noun profundity

What does profundity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: profundities

  1. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
  2. intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of profundity: profoundness
    • antonym of profundity: superficiality
    • more generic word: depth = degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
  3. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
  4. the quality of being physically deep
    • example: the profundity of the mine was almost a mile
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of profundity: deepness / profoundness
    • more generic words: deepness / depth = the extent downward or backward or inward
    • more specific word: bottomlessness = the property of being very deep

Alternative definition of the noun profundity


  1. the state of being profound or abstruse
  2. a great depth
  3. deep intellect or insight

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for profundity

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Google previewPhenomenology (2004)

Critical Concepts in Philosophy by Dermot Moran, Lester E. Embree

Profundity is a mark of the chaos that genuine science wants to transform into a cosmos, into a simple, completely clear, lucid order. Genuine...

Google previewThe Anti-Jacobin Review and Protestant Advocate (1808)

Or, Monthly Political and Literary Censor

Profundity is a term of reflection, ...

Google previewCentury Path (1906)

A Magazine Devoted to the Brotherhood of Humanity, the Promulgation of Theosophy and the Study of Ancient and Modern Ethics, Philosophy, Science, and Art

Orient arid Occident PHILOSOPHIC profundity is an Oriental merit. Inertia in material affairs with them has been, to quite an extent, a demerit. What is practically an antithetic condition to this prevails in "the Occident. Activity in material affairs ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

The profundity of the philosophical-theological language of the councils ( introducing such terms as homoousion or hypostasis) serves to reflect the profundity of the Christ experience. Though this experience always extends beyond exact ...

Google previewDictionary of the Mahratta Language (1810)

by William Carey

n, »□ <lepth, profundity. WHA-HMUTj s- depth, profundity. > ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

great depth or intensity ofa state, quality, or emotion: the profundity ofher misery. a ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Oordoo and English (1838)

by Joseph T. Thompson

Depth, profundity. Op-m6om, adj. Common, general, universal. Opmdomun, Generally, universally. Op-mdor, jyc] s. m. plur. Things, affairs, business, matters, actions, commands. Opmr, yojis.f Age, life-time, period of life, life, time. Opmri-dur -az ...

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Profundity Meaning

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Quotes about profundity

I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us. (Daniel Libeskind)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1F4U1N1D2I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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