- 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.
- giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess: usually with in: profuse in her apologies
- given or poured forth freely and abundantly
Origin of profuseMiddle English ; from Classical Latin profusus, past participle of profundere, to pour out ; from pro-, forth + fundere, to pour: see pro- and amp; found
- Plentiful; copious.
- Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.
Origin of profuseMiddle 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.
(comparative more profuse, superlative most profuse)