(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. & n. See depth, cunning.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Situated or extending far down]
Syn. low, below, beneath, profound, bottomless, submerged, subterranean, submarine, inmost, deep-seated, rooted, deep-rooted, abysmal, extending far downward, fathomless, sunk, deep-set, subaqueous, immersed, dark, dim, unfathomed, impenetrable, buried, inward, underground, underwater, downreaching, of Great depth, depthless, immeasurable, yawning; see also under 1 .
Ant. shallow*, near the surface, surface.
2. [Extending laterally or vertically]
Syn. far, wide, broad, yawning, penetrating, distant, thick, fat, spread out, to the bone*, up to the hilt*; see also broad 1 , extensive 1 , long 1 .
Ant. narrow*, thin, shallow.
3. [Strongly felt]
Syn. intense, heartfelt, sincere, profound; see intense .
4. [*Difficult to penetrate or understand]
Syn. profound, abstruse, mysterious, recondite; see difficult 2 , profound 2 .
5. [Low in pitch]
Syn. bass, deep-toned, sonorous, rumbling; see bass .
See Synonym Study at broad .
go off the deep end*,
6. go to extremes, go too far, lose one's good sense, rant; see overdo 1 , rage .
7. have a breakdown, lose control, become irresponsible, become insane; see crack up 2 .
in deep water,
Syn. in trouble, in difficulty, having trouble, suffering; see in trouble 1 at trouble .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. of greatdepth far-reaching, bottomless, cavernous, low, abysmal, unfathomable, immeasurable, subterranean.
2. profound abstruse, mysterious, unfathomable, philosophical, complicated, abstract, arcane, intense.
3. engrossed absorbed, preoccupied, wrapped up, concentrated, immersed, lost.
4. strong intense, dark, rich, heavy, full, powerful.
5. bass low, guttural, booming, rumbling, resonant.
ANT.: 1. shallow, superficial. 2. trivial, simple, shallow. 3. distracted. 4. light, weak, diluted. 5. high, shrill
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Extending far downward or inward from a surface: abysmal, profound. See SURFACE. 2. Beyond the understanding of an average mind: abstruse, esoteric, profound, recondite. Slang: heavy. See EASY, SURFACE. 3. Having one's thoughts fully occupied: absorbed, intent, preoccupied, rapt. Idiom: wrapped up in. See AWARENESS, EXCITE. 4. Resulting from or affecting one's innermost feelings: intense, profound, strong. See STRONG, SURFACE. 5. Being a sound produced by a relatively small frequency of vibrations: alto, bass, contralto, low, low-pitched. See SOUNDS. II noun Something of immeasurable and vast extent: abysm, abyss, chasm, depth (often used in plural), gulf. See HIGH.

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