Definition of profoundly in English:



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

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