Profuse meaning

prə-fyo͝os', prō-
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.

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Plentiful; copious.
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Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant.

Were profuse in their compliments.

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Giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess.

Profuse in her apologies.

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Given or poured forth freely and abundantly.
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In great quantity or abundance.

She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.

Profuse hospitality; profuse apologies; profuse expenditure.

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(obsolete) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

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Origin of profuse

  • Middle English lavish from Latin profūsus past participle of profundere to pour forth pro- forth pro–1 fundere to pour gheu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition