- The definition of profuse is a generous person or something that gives freely or in large amounts.
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.
profuse definition by Webster's New World
- giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess: usually with in: profuse in her apologies
- given or poured forth freely and abundantly
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin profusus, past participle of profundere, to pour out ; from pro-, forth plush fundere, to pour: see pro- and amp; found
profuse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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