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adjective British English pronunciation: profound /prəˈfaʊnd/ 
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  1. 1
    very great

    a profound change in the climate of the Earth

    The difference between the beginners and the intermediate class was profound.

    This is a scientific discovery of profound significance.

    a profound effect/influence/impact:

    My grandfather's death had a profound effect on my father.

    1. a.
      used about very strong feelings, especially negative ones

      Most of the divorced parents we interviewed said they had experienced guilt and a profound sense of failure.

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