profuse[prō fyo̵̅o̅s′, prə-]
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)