Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

profound

profound
Meaning(s)
1) provoking extreme/intense emotion or thinking
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • lecture/conversation/discussion was quite/a bit profound, had a profound effect on
  • Analysis
    'Profound' is a word that can be used as an adjective or adverb, describing a person, thing or action. Something 'profound' evokes strong feelings or is a serious matter: "The poem deals with the issue of loneliness in a profound way." "Rental prices are a profound problem in today's society."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The movie had a profound effect on me. I found it quite uplifting.
    2. My University Professor had a profound effect on my research. She encouraged me to question everything.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The lecture was very thought-provoking, and some of the points raised were quite profound. It left people thinking a lot.
    2. Whenever the conversation turned to social issues, Mary would always say something quite profound and get everyone talking.
    3. I really enjoyed listening to the Professor today. He is such a profound thinker.
    4. That guy really has a profound mind to come up with such deep insight into the problem.
    5. The results of my research will profoundly alter the way people think about the Universe.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We should expect this new product update to profoundly affect the public perception of our company.
    2. The trends in spending have profoundly affected sales throughout the month of December.
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