profundity

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Profundity \Pro*fun"di*ty\, noun; pl. {-ties}. [L. profunditas: cf. F. profondite. See {Profound}.] The quality or state of being profound; depth of place, knowledge, feeling, etc. "The vast profundity obscure." --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

profundity

noun

1: wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs" [syn: {reconditeness}, {abstruseness}, {abstrusity}, {profoundness}, {profundity}]

2: intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence" [syn: {profundity}, {profoundness}] [ant: {shallowness}, {superficiality}]

3: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn: {astuteness}, {profundity}, {profoundness}, {depth}, {deepness}]

4: the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile" [syn: {deepness}, {profundity}, {profoundness}] [ant: {shallowness}]


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