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adjective profound pronunciation in American English /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.
  2. 3
    very severe
    profound deafness
  3. 4
    literary deep

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She was profoundly influenced by Schulz.
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