Definition of profoundly in English:

profoundly

adverb

  • 1[as submodifier] To a profound extent; extremely:

    ‘a profoundly disturbing experience’
    • ‘Religious belief is supposed to be, not tentative or hedged, but a profound, and profoundly personal, commitment.’
    • ‘They range from a 32-year-old who is profoundly mentally handicapped to a 97-year-old.’
    • ‘At a local level, Labour is profoundly corrupt in terms of its relationship with the Catholic Church.’
    • ‘The truth is that much of Israeli public opinion is profoundly confused at moment.’
    • ‘The other part of the story is that we are still profoundly ignorant about inner connections.’
    • ‘It was profoundly absurd from the standpoint of common sense.’
    • ‘My husband had lost his desire to live since my first miscarriage, and for more than two years he had been profoundly depressed.’
    • ‘Martin Willoughby, 39, from Bristol, has a two-year-old daughter, Honesty, who is profoundly deaf.’
    • ‘Folky, melodic, inspiring and in places profoundly poetic.’
    • ‘Without getting too philosophical, there is something inherent in technology itself which is profoundly anti-democratic.’
    • ‘I don't advocate them for everybody but my experiences have been profoundly meaningful and illuminating.’
    • ‘American universities are profoundly guilty in this regard.’
    • ‘On the contrary, they are often profoundly religious.’
    • ‘I happen to think that the Labour opponents of Blair are profoundly wrong.’
    • ‘Learning how to manage this phenomenon is a profoundly difficult task for any state.’
    • ‘Monster is both an incredible trip and a profoundly glum experience.’
    • ‘Many more are still alive, but profoundly vulnerable.’
    • ‘The AV industry is profoundly conservative, which has suited it well in the past.’
    • ‘Such sympathy was profoundly misdirected, comforting aggressors rather than victims.’
    • ‘It was just an ongoing horror through profoundly depressed landscape.’
    1. 1.1 In a profound way; greatly:
      ‘he profoundly altered the whole course of my life’
      • ‘Those assumptions are important because they so profoundly define us.’
      • ‘The fall of the Berlin Wall didn't claim any victims, but it did profoundly change the geopolitical scene.’
      • ‘It was widely acclaimed and it profoundly boosted the study of ancient life.’
      • ‘This concentration effect has been shown to modify profoundly the co-operative properties of multimeric enzymes.’
      • ‘Last year demonstrated how profoundly stock prices can affect strategies for dealing with incentive stock options.’
      • ‘There's no reason why books have to be good to influence your life profoundly.’
      • ‘The lung/air sac system of birds profoundly affects their physiology.’
      • ‘Angell's take on my industry profoundly irritates me.’
      • ‘Modern Britain has also been profoundly shaped by its relations with continental Europe.’
      • ‘Austen understands profoundly that manners are a kind of morals.’
      • ‘Their presence and actions profoundly influenced the proceedings.’
      • ‘Their later emergence is profoundly related to the notion of change in a common law tradition.’
      • ‘These acts' provisions still profoundly affect US environmental policy today.’
      • ‘He despised quacks and charlatans because he admired the power of thought and reason so profoundly.’
      • ‘She was profoundly influenced by her early years in Yorkshire, particularly the Yorkshire landscape.’
      • ‘I too am profoundly indebted to Christian Wolff.’
      • ‘Both also were profoundly affected by Western imperialism.’
      • ‘Both of these cases profoundly impressed upon me the effect that dogma can have on the ability to reason.’
      • ‘Einstein found the greatest religious inspiration in music, an art form that profoundly influenced him throughout his life.’
      • ‘Active listening is based on Rogers' listening skills, which have profoundly influenced clinical practice.’
      extremely, very, deeply, exceedingly, greatly, immensely, enormously, terribly, tremendously, awfully, intensely, heartily, keenly, acutely, from the bottom of one's heart, painfully, thoroughly, sincerely, so
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Pronunciation

profoundly

/prəˈfaʊndli/