1 having a strong influence or effect
profound effect/influence/impact/consequence etc
--Tolstoy’s experiences of war had a profound effect on his work.
--The mother’s behaviour has a profound impact on the developing child.
--profound changes in society
2 showing strong serious feelings 類義語 deep
--a profound sense of guilt
3 showing great knowledge and understanding 類義語 deep
--a profound question
--Jenner is a profound thinker.
4 literary deep or far below the surface of something 類義語 deep
--Her work touches something profound in the human psyche.
to do what you have to do or are asked to do → compliance, compliant
--Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution.
--The newspaper was asked by federal agents for assistance and agreed to comply.
1 a feeling of extreme unhappiness
--Luke’s behaviour caused his parents great distress.
--The girl was crying and clearly in distress.
2 suffering and problems caused by a lack of money, food etc
acute financial distress
--charities that aid families in distress
3 formal great physical pain
4 a situation when a ship, aircraft etc is in danger and needs help
--We picked up a distress signal 6 km away.
--The ship is in distress.