Profundity describes being thoughtful, deep, and wise. Your profundity might inspire friends to come to you for advice.

Profundity comes from the word profound and it means a quality of depth or wisdom that is meaningful or even transformational. The profundity of a piece of music might move you to tears, and the profundity of certain philosophies can be deep — and a bit confusing. Profundity can describe something that's intense, like the profundity of the silence in the room following the announcement of bad news.

Definitions of profundity
  1. noun
    the quality of being physically deep
    “the profundity of the mine was almost a mile”
    synonyms: deepness, profoundness
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    the quality of lacking physical depth
    the property of being very deep; without limit
    type of:
    deepness, depth
    the extent downward or backward or inward
  2. noun
    intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    synonyms: profoundness
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    shallowness, superficiality
    lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
    type of:
    degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
  3. noun
    the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    synonyms: astuteness, deepness, depth, profoundness
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    type of:
    sapience, wisdom
    ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
  4. noun
    wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    synonyms: abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, reconditeness
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    type of:
    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
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