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Is there a word to describe the quality of something that is deeper, more substantial, or more compelling than what is obvious or originally thought?

I am thinking of something abstract, like a thought or something philosophical like Ursula K. Le Guin's definition of communication.

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    Something "unexpectedly complex" would warrant deeper thought...not necessarily making it compelling, but perhaps leading to other considerations worthy of more attention. – Tom22 Jul 10 '17 at 4:06
  • 'Deceptively profound' -- not obviously, but deceptively profound. It sounds simple but has layers of complex meaning. – English Student Jul 10 '17 at 7:34
  • I like the word rich here, which if necessary could be combined with "surprisingly" or something similar. – Steve Lovell Jul 10 '17 at 7:36
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(Deceptively) profound -- not obviously, but deceptively profound. It sounds simple but has layers of complex meaning.

Profound adjective (of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insight.

Source: dictionary definition at google search

Also read: ['deceptively' usage -- an earlier question and answers here at English.StackExchange.com] How should "deceptively" actually be used?

Example (mine) Professor B's lecture on the 'interconnectedness of experience' was deceptively profound.

Other examples: google search results for the exact phrase "deceptively profound"

Option 2: understated wisdom.

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