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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, profundity]
2 the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn: astuteness, profundity, depth]
3 the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile" [syn: deepness, profundity] [ant: shallowness]
4 intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; "the depth of my feeling"; "the profoundness of the silence" [syn: profundity] [ant: superficiality]

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  1. The quality of being profound; profundity
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