Share this entry

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

Definition of profoundly in English:


[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.
informalwell, jolly, seriously, majorly, oh-so
informal, , dateddevilish
North American informalmighty, plumb
South African informallekker
literarysore, thrice

Definition of profoundly in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words