Synonyms of deep


1. deep, middle

usage: the central and most intense or profound part; "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter"

2. trench, deep, oceanic abyss, natural depression, depression

usage: a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

3. deep, ocean

usage: literary term for an ocean; "denizens of the deep"


1. deep (vs. shallow), heavy, profound, sound, wakeless, profound

usage: relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"

2. deep, profound (vs. superficial)

usage: marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts"; "a deep allegory"

3. deep (vs. shallow), abysmal, abyssal, unfathomable, bottomless, deep-water, profound, unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded, walk-in(prenominal), unfathomable

usage: 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"

4. deep, distant (vs. close)

usage: very distant in time or space; "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe"

5. deep, intense (vs. mild)

usage: extreme; "in deep trouble"; "deep happiness"

6. bass, deep, low (vs. high), low-pitched

usage: having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"

7. deep, rich, colorful (vs. colorless), colourful

usage: strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red"

8. deep, thick (vs. thin)

usage: relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep carpets"; "deep snow"

9. deep, wide (vs. narrow), broad

usage: extending relatively far inward; "a deep border"

10. thick, deep, intense (vs. mild)

usage: (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"

11. deep, large (vs. small), big (vs. little)

usage: large in quantity or size; "deep cuts in the budget"

12. deep, low (vs. high)

usage: with head or back bent low; "a deep bow"

13. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying, inexplicable (vs. explicable), incomprehensible

usage: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

14. abstruse, deep, recondite, esoteric (vs. exoteric)

usage: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"

15. deep, artful (vs. artless)

usage: exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot"


1. deeply, deep

usage: to a great depth;far down; "dived deeply"; "dug deep"

2. deep, late

usage: to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; "talked late into the evening"

3. deep

usage: to a great distance; "penetrated deep into enemy territory"; "went deep into the woods"

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Definition and meaning of deep (Dictionary)