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pro·fuse

 (prə-fyo͞os′, prō-)
adj.
1. Plentiful; copious.
2. Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.

[Middle English, lavish, from Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere, to pour forth : pro-, forth; see pro-1 + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pro·fuse′ly adv.
pro·fuse′ness n.
Synonyms: profuse, exuberant, lavish, lush1, luxuriant, prodigal
These adjectives mean marked by unrestrained abundance: profuse apologies; an exuberant growth of moss; lavish praise; lush vegetation; luxuriant hair; prodigal bounty.
Antonym: spare

profuse

(prəˈfjuːs)
adj
1. plentiful, copious, or abundant: profuse compliments.
2. (often foll by in) free or generous in the giving (of): profuse in thanks.
[C15: from Latin profundere to pour lavishly]
proˈfusely adv
proˈfuseness, proˈfusion n

pro•fuse

(prəˈfyus)

adj.
1. spending or giving freely, often to excess; extravagant (often fol. by in): profuse in their praise.
2. made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
3. abundant; in great amount.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere to pour out or forth. See pro-1, fuse2]
pro•fuse′ly, adv.
pro•fuse′ness, n.
syn: See lavish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.profuse - produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

profuse

adjective
1. plentiful, ample, prolific, abundant, overflowing, teeming, copious, bountiful, luxuriant This plant produces profuse bright-blue flowers.
plentiful inadequate, scarce, meagre, sparse, deficient, skimpy, scanty
2. extravagant, liberal, generous, excessive, lavish, exuberant, prodigal, fulsome, open-handed, unstinting, immoderate Helena's profuse thanks were met with only a nod.
extravagant moderate, provident, frugal, thrifty, illiberal

profuse

adjective
1. Growing profusely:
2. Given to or marked by unrestrained abundance:
3. Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:
Translations
وافِر، غَزير
hojný
overstrømmende
mjög mikill, gegndarlaus; ærinn
bagātīgsizšķērdīgspārpilns
bolpek çok

profuse

[prəˈfjuːs] ADJ [vegetation] → profuso, abundante; [sweating] → copioso; [bleeding] → intenso
to be profuse in one's apologiesdeshacerse en disculpas

profuse

[prəˈfjuːs] adj [sweating, bleeding] → abondant(e), profus(e); [thanks, apologies] → nombreux/euse before n

profuse

adj vegetationüppig; bleedingstark; thanks, praiseüberschwänglich; apologiesüberreichlich; vomitingheftig, stark; to be profuse in one’s thankssich überschwänglich bedanken; to be profuse in one’s apologiessich vielmals entschuldigen; he was profuse in his praiseer geizte nicht mit seinem Lob; where flowers grow in profuse abundancewo Blumen in üppiger or verschwenderischer Fülle wachsen

profuse

[prəˈfjuːs] adj (tears, bleeding) → copioso/a; (vegetation) → abbondante; (thanks, praise, apologies) → infinito/a
she was profuse in her thanks → si è profusa in ringraziamenti

profuse

(prəˈfjuːs) adjective
(too) plentiful; excessive. profuse thanks.
proˈfusely adverb
proˈfusion (-ʒən) noun
(sometimes with a) (too) great abundance. a profusion of flowers.

profuse

a. profuso-a; abundante; adv.-ly profusamente; abundantemente.
References in classic literature ?
This strange act was perfectly understood by the group, who knew that in that intensely dry heat the danger of exposure was lessened by active exercise and the profuse perspiration that followed it.
Quitting the pump at last, with the rest of his band, the Lakeman went forward all panting, and sat himself down on the windlass; his face fiery red, his eyes bloodshot, and wiping the profuse sweat from his brow.
Her profuse hair, of a colour betwixt brown and flaxen, was arranged in a fanciful and graceful manner in numerous ringlets, to form which art had probably aided nature.
This being accomplished, he felt anxious to make trial himself, on the spot, of the virtue of this precious balsam, as he considered it, and so he drank near a quart of what could not be put into the flask and remained in the pigskin in which it had been boiled; but scarcely had he done drinking when he began to vomit in such a way that nothing was left in his stomach, and with the pangs and spasms of vomiting he broke into a profuse sweat, on account of which he bade them cover him up and leave him alone.
The general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered.
Then followed a dialogue, which I will endeavour to set down as near as I can recollect it, omitting only some of my profuse apologies -- for I was covered with shame and humiliation that I, a Square, should have been guilty of the impertinence of feeling a Circle.
He wiped his forehead, which had broken out in profuse perspiration at the thought of the pain which he might have to inflict upon the poor soul already so tortured.
Then suddenly my tense excitement gave way; I broke into a profuse perspiration and fell a-trembling, with my adversary routed and this weapon in my hand.
D'Artagnan was profuse in gallant speeches and protestations of devotion.
The worthy captain acted as physician, prescribing profuse sweatings and copious bleedings, and uniformly with success, if the patient were subsequently treated with proper care.
Elizabeth found it entirely cleared of rubbish, and beautifully laid down in turf, by the removal of sods, which, in common with the surrounding country, had grown gay, under the influence of profuse showers, as if a second spring had passed over the land.
At the name of Fouquet, whispered in his ear by Pellisson, the governor eagerly approached the carriage, and, hat in his hand, was profuse in his attentions.