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deep (adjective)
1.
extending far downward
SYNONYMS:
abysmal, bottomless, profound
RELATED WORDS:
abyssal, unfathomable; boundless, endless, immeasurable, inestimable, infinite, limitless, measureless, unlimited, vast
NEAR ANTONYMS:
depthless, two-dimensional; even, flat, flush, horizontal, level, plane, smooth; confined, finite, limited, measured, restricted
shallow, shoal, skin-deep, superficial, surface
deep (adjective)
2.
having a low musical pitch or range
SYNONYMS:
bass, grave, low, throaty
RELATED WORDS:
boomy, tubby; gruff, hoarse, husky, rough, smoky ( smokey)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, thin; earsplitting, penetrating, piercing, strident; peeping, tinny
acute, high, high-pitched, piping, sharp, shrill, treble
deep (adjective)
3.
being beyond one's powers to know, understand, or explain
SYNONYMS:
arcane, cryptic, deep, enigmatic ( enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable, mystic, occult, uncanny
RELATED WORDS:
dark, darkling, fuzzy, murky, obscure, shadowy, vague; ambiguous, equivocal; imponderable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, unintelligible, unsearchable; inexplicable, unaccountable, unexplainable; unanswerable, unknowable; metaphysical, mystical, numinous, supernatural; abstruse, esoteric, recondite; baffling, befuddling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, disorienting, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fathomable, intelligible, understandable; apparent, clear, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
deep (adjective)
4.
difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand
SYNONYMS:
abstruse, arcane, deep, esoteric, hermetic ( hermetical), recondite
RELATED WORDS:
erudite, learned, scholarly; academic ( academical), pedantic; complex, complicated, hard; darkling, enigmatic ( enigmatical), inscrutable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, uncanny; impenetrable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, unintelligible; ambiguous, cryptic; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, disorienting, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
easy, facile, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, understandable; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, transparent
shallow, superficial
deep (adjective)
5.
having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning
SYNONYMS:
ambiguous, arcane, cryptic, dark, deep, Delphic, double-edged, elliptical ( elliptic), enigmatic ( enigmatical), equivocal, fuliginous, inscrutable, murky, mysterious, mystic, nebulous, occult, opaque
RELATED WORDS:
abstruse, esoteric, recondite; cloaked, concealed, disguised, masked, shrouded; beclouded, bedimmed, befogged, clouded, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, muddy, obfuscatory, obnubilated, obscurant ( obscurantic), shaded, shadowlike, shadowy, sphinxlike; indefinite, inexact, inexplicit, noncommittal, questionable, unclear, uncertain, undefined, undetermined, vague; impenetrable, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable; eerie ( eery), uncanny, weird; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; unanswerable, unknowable; baffling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, unfathomable; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; complex, complicated, difficult, obtuse
NEAR ANTONYMS:
comprehensible, fathomable, intelligible, knowable, legible, pellucid, understandable; bright, distinct, evident, self-evident, self-explanatory; certain, firm, strong, sure; defined, determined; direct, straightforward; definite, exact, explicit; appreciable, palpable, tangible, visible; blatant, patent, unmistakable
accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal
deep (adjective)
6.
extreme in degree, power, or effect
SYNONYMS:
acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, hellacious, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violent
RELATED WORDS:
accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severe
NEAR ANTONYMS:
feeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subdued
light, moderate, soft
deep (adjective)
7.
firmly established over time
SYNONYMS:
bred-in-the-bone, confirmed, deep, deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched ( intrenched), hard-core, rooted, settled
RELATED WORDS:
firm, fixed, frozen, hard, hard-and-fast, immutable, irradicable, set, unalterable, unchangeable; embedded ( imbedded), implanted, inculcated, instilled; inborn, inbred, ingrained ( engrained), inherent, innate, integral, intrinsic, natural; accustomed, chronic, customary, habitual, regular, typical, usual; abiding, enduring, lifelong, persistent, persisting
NEAR ANTONYMS:
brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, interim, momentary, provisional, short-lived, short-term, temporary, transient
deep (adjective)
8.
having considerable extent
SYNONYMS:
broad, deep, expansive, extended, far-flung, far-reaching, rangy, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging, widespread
RELATED WORDS:
comprehensive, general, global, inclusive; boundless, endless, infinite, limitless, unlimited; capacious, commodious, roomy, spacious
NEAR ANTONYMS:
circumscribed, limited, restricted
narrow
deep (adjective)
9.
having the mind fixed on something
SYNONYMS:
absorbed, deep, engrossed, enthralled, focused ( focussed), immersed, intent, observant, rapt
RELATED WORDS:
engaged, interested, intrigued, involved; hypnotized, mesmerized; alert, alive, conscious, open-eyed, watchful, wide-awake
NEAR ANTONYMS:
daydreaming, dreamy, faraway, foggy, hazy, lost, oblivious, preoccupied, remote; apathetic, disinterested, uninterested
absent, absentminded, abstracted, distracted, inattentive, inobservant, unabsorbed, unfocused ( unfocussed)
deep (adjective)
10.
not close in time or space
SYNONYMS:
away, deep, far, faraway, far-flung, far-off, remote, removed
RELATED WORDS:
apart, devious, isolated, lonesome, nowhere, obscure, odd, outlying, out-of-the-way, retired, secluded, secret, sequestered
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adjacent, adjoining, contiguous
close, near, nearby, nigh
deep (noun)
1.
the most intense or characteristic phase of something
SYNONYMS:
deep, depth, height, middle, midst
RELATED WORDS:
center, heart
deep (noun)
2.
the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth
SYNONYMS:
blue, brine, deep, Neptune, sea, seven seas
RELATED WORDS:
blue water, high seas, main, waters; basin; Davy Jones's locker, depths
deep (noun)
3.
an immeasurable depth or space
SYNONYMS:
abysm, chasm, deep, gulf, ocean
RELATED WORDS:
cleft, crevasse, crevice, fissure; cavern, hole, hollow, pit; breadth, expanse, extent, reach, spread, stretch; black hole, emptiness, nothingness, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void
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