Definition of profoundly in English:

profoundly

Line breaks: pro|found¦ly
Pronunciation: /prəˈfaʊndli
 
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adverb

[as submodifier]
1To a profound extent; extremely: a profoundly disturbing experience
More example sentences
  • On the contrary, they are often profoundly religious.
  • Without getting too philosophical, there is something inherent in technology itself which is profoundly anti-democratic.
  • They range from a 32-year-old who is profoundly mentally handicapped to a 97-year-old.
1.1In a profound way; greatly: he profoundly altered the whole course of my life
More example sentences
  • There's no reason why books have to be good to influence your life profoundly.
  • Modern Britain has also been profoundly shaped by its relations with continental Europe.
  • Austen understands profoundly that manners are a kind of morals.
Synonyms
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
informal well, jolly, seriously, majorly, oh-so
informal , dated devilish
North American informal mighty, plumb
South African informal lekker
literary sore, thrice

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