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Used to convey that one's most heartfelt feelings of sorrow or anguish are being expressed.
- ‘Has a thinking man perhaps here really cried out de profundis?’
A heartfelt cry of appeal.
plea, earnest request, urgent request, entreaty, cry, cry from the heart, call, petition, prayer, supplication, solicitation, application, overture, suitView synonyms
- ‘Let the reader picture to himself the open coffin with the corpse of the lovely girl, surrounded by the hired mourners singing their dismal De profundis in hoarse voices.’
Latin, ‘from the depths’, the opening words of Psalm 130.
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