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1 wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs" [syn: reconditeness, abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness]
2 intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence" [syn: profoundness] [ant: superficiality]
3 the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn: astuteness, profoundness, depth]
4 the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile" [syn: deepness, profoundness] [ant: shallowness]

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profundity (plural: profundities)
  1. the state of being profound or abstruse
  2. a great depth
  3. deep intellect or insight

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