Antonyms of adj profound

6 senses of profound

Sense 1
profound (vs. superficial) -- (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret")

superficial (vs. profound) -- (concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences")
        => apparent (prenominal), ostensible, seeming (prenominal) -- (appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty")
        => dilettante, dilettantish, dilettanteish, sciolistic -- (showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish; "his dilettantish efforts at painting")
        => facile -- (arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem")
        => glib -- (marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question")
        => looking, sounding -- (appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms; "left their clothes dirty looking"; "a most disagreeable looking character"; "angry-looking"; "liquid-looking"; "severe-looking policemen on noble horses"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high-sounding talk")
        => shallow -- (lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious")
        => skin-deep -- (penetrating no deeper than the skin: "her beauty is only skin-deep")

Sense 2
profound -- (of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 3
fundamental, profound -- (far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes")

INDIRECT (VIA significant) -> insignificant, unimportant -- (devoid of importance, meaning, or force)

Sense 4
profound -- (coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh")

INDIRECT (VIA deep) -> shallow -- (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance")

Sense 5
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless -- ((of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep")

INDIRECT (VIA deep) -> shallow -- (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance")

Sense 6
profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded -- (situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns")

INDIRECT (VIA deep) -> shallow -- (lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field")

Similarity of adj profound

6 senses of profound

Sense 1
profound (vs. superficial) -- (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret")
       => deep -- (marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory")
       => thoughtful -- (having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay")
          Also See-> intense#1; scholarly#1

Sense 2
profound -- (of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 3
fundamental, profound -- (far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance"; "profound social changes")
       => significant (vs. insignificant), important -- (important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant")

Sense 4
profound -- (coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh")
       => deep (vs. shallow) -- (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep")

Sense 5
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless -- ((of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep")
       => deep (vs. shallow) -- (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep")

Sense 6
profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded -- (situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns")
       => deep (vs. shallow) -- (having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep")

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