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adjective     profound pronunciation in American English
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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.

  2. 2
    showing serious thought and wise ideas

    Kafka’s profound insights into human experience

  3. 4
    literary deep

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She was profoundly influenced by Schulz.

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a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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