Definition of profoundly in English:

profoundly

adverb

  • 1as 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 truth is that much of Israeli public opinion is profoundly confused at moment.’
    • ‘Monster is both an incredible trip and a profoundly glum experience.’
    • ‘I happen to think that the Labour opponents of Blair are profoundly wrong.’
    • ‘American universities are profoundly guilty in this regard.’
    • ‘Martin Willoughby, 39, from Bristol, has a two-year-old daughter, Honesty, who is profoundly deaf.’
    • ‘It was just an ongoing horror through profoundly depressed landscape.’
    • ‘It was profoundly absurd from the standpoint of common sense.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I don't advocate them for everybody but my experiences have been profoundly meaningful and illuminating.’
    • ‘They range from a 32-year-old who is profoundly mentally handicapped to a 97-year-old.’
    • ‘The AV industry is profoundly conservative, which has suited it well in the past.’
    • ‘The other part of the story is that we are still profoundly ignorant about inner connections.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Religious belief is supposed to be, not tentative or hedged, but a profound, and profoundly personal, commitment.’
    • ‘Learning how to manage this phenomenon is a profoundly difficult task for any state.’
    • ‘Folky, melodic, inspiring and in places profoundly poetic.’
    1. 1.1 In a profound way; greatly.
      ‘he profoundly altered the whole course of my life’
      • ‘The lung/air sac system of birds profoundly affects their physiology.’
      • ‘Those assumptions are important because they so profoundly define us.’
      • ‘Their presence and actions profoundly influenced the proceedings.’
      • ‘These acts' provisions still profoundly affect US environmental policy today.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She was profoundly influenced by her early years in Yorkshire, particularly the Yorkshire landscape.’
      • ‘Active listening is based on Rogers' listening skills, which have profoundly influenced clinical practice.’
      • ‘Modern Britain has also been profoundly shaped by its relations with continental Europe.’
      • ‘Both also were profoundly affected by Western imperialism.’
      • ‘Angell's take on my industry profoundly irritates me.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Einstein found the greatest religious inspiration in music, an art form that profoundly influenced him throughout his 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.’
      • ‘He despised quacks and charlatans because he admired the power of thought and reason so profoundly.’
      • ‘Both of these cases profoundly impressed upon me the effect that dogma can have on the ability to reason.’
      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/