Definition of profoundly in US English:

profoundly

adverb

  • 1as submodifier To a profound extent; extremely.

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

/prəˈfoundlē//prəˈfaʊndli/