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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 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 ?
In this contention, nature may seem to some to have come off victorious, as she bestowed on him many gifts, while fortune had only one gift in her power; but in pouring forth this, she was so very profuse, that others perhaps may think this single endowment to have been more than equivalent to all the various blessings which he enjoyed from nature.
She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
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.
To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.
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.
D'Artagnan was profuse in gallant speeches and protestations of devotion.
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.
There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution.
Mingott is much better: the doctor feels no anxiety whatever"; and Lefferts, with profuse expressions of relief, asked him if he had heard that there were beastly bad rumours again about Beaufort.
This, then, as the foundation, must be preserved: in other particulars carefully do and affect to seem like a king; first, appear to pay a great attention [1314b] to what belongs to the public; nor make such profuse presents as will offend the people; while they are to supply the money out of the hard labour of their own hands, and see it given in profusion to mistresses, foreigners, and fiddlers; keeping an exact account both of what you receive and pay; which is a practice some tyrants do actually follow, by which means they seem rather fathers of families than tyrants: nor need you ever fear the want of money while you have the supreme power of the state in your own hands.
Joe had conveyed his portable kitchen to the oasis, and proceeded to indulge in any number of culinary combinations, using water all the time with the most profuse extravagance.
Remember," she wrote, in her profuse, emphatic statement, "that he bears your grandfather's name, and so will the child that is to be born.