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Definition of "profundity" [pro•fun•di•ty]

  • Great depth. (noun)
  • Depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning. (noun)
  • Something profound or abstruse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "profundity" in a sentence
  • "Well, I like to juxtapose that with the gaga-profundity from the Matrix, where the little Buddha-nature kid bending the spoons with mind power says to Neo, "There is no spoon.""
  • "To a person with a more objective stance, of course, the profundity is easily recognized."
  • "Another source of spurious profundity is DeLillo's constant allusions to momentous feelings and portents — allusions that are either left hanging in the air or are conveniently cut short by a narrative pretext."