The definition of profuse is a generous person or something that gives freely or in large amounts.adjective
An example of profuse used as an adjective is the phrase he is profuse in advice, someone who gives advice to all of their friends.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess: usually with in: profuse in her apologies
- given or poured forth freely and abundantly
Origin: ME < L profusus, pp. of profundere, to pour out < pro-, forth + fundere, to pour: see pro- & found
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- Plentiful; copious.
- Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.
Origin: Middle English, lavish, from Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere, to pour forth : pro-, forth; see pro-1 + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
- pro·fuseˈly adverb
- pro·fuseˈness noun