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Definition of profundity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. profundities) (formal)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of understanding or dealing with a subject at a very serious level synonym depth He lacked profundity and analytical precision.
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of being very great, serious, or powerful the profundity of her misery This is an error of great profundity.
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] something that someone says that shows great understanding His profundities were lost on the young audience.
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