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pro·fu·sion

 (prə-fyo͞o′zhən, prō-)
n.
1. The state of being profuse; abundance.
2. Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance.
3. A profuse outpouring or quantity: "A profusion of chiles—mild Anaheim to hot jalapeño—perks up everything" (Gene Bourg).

pro•fu•sion

(prəˈfyu ʒən)

n.
1. abundance; abundant quantity.
2. a great quantity or amount (often fol. by of).
3. lavish spending; extravagance.
[1535–45; < Latin]

Profusion

 an abundance; a large number.
Examples: profusion of ancestors, 1709; of blood, 1743; of commodities; of gifts, 1546; of ideas; of promises; of tomes, 1752.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profusion - the property of being extremely abundantprofusion - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
overgrowth - a profusion of growth on or over something else
greenness, verdancy, verdure - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
wilderness - a bewildering profusion; "the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups"; "a wilderness of masts in the harbor"

profusion

profusion

noun
2. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power, sight.
Translations
فَيْض، وَفْرَه، غَزارَه
záplava
væld
runsaustörsäysylenpalttisuusyltäkylläisyys
pazar bőség
ofgnótt
bollukçokluk

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒən] Nprofusión f, abundancia f
there was a profusion of wines to choose fromhabía una gran profusión or abundancia de vinos de entre los que elegir
orchids bloomed in profusionlas orquídeas florecieron profusamente or en abundancia
a profusion of colourun derroche de color, una gran profusión de color

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒən] n [flowers, plants] → profusion f
in profusion → à profusion

profusion

nÜberfülle f, → verschwenderische Fülle; trees in profusionBäume in Hülle und Fülle; his painting was a wild profusion of reds and bluessein Gemälde war eine Orgie in Rot und Blau

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒn] nprofusione f, abbondanza
in profusion → a profusione

profuse

(prəˈfjuːs) adjective
(too) plentiful; excessive. profuse thanks.
proˈfusely adverb
proˈfusion (-ʒən) noun
(sometimes with a) (too) great abundance. a profusion of flowers.
References in classic literature ?
However, as certain men have fertile, false, and useful vices, Fouquet, in scattering broadcast millions of money in the construction of this palace, had found a means of gathering, as the result of his generous profusion, three illustrious men together: Levau, the architect of the building; Lenotre, the designer of the gardens; and Lebrun, the decorator of the apartments.
The colours of the curtains and their fringe - the tints of crimson and gold - appear everywhere in profusion, and determine the character of the room.
Her hair, thick and dark like her mother's, fell over her shoulders in fine profusion, and she had the same kindly expression and sedate, untroubled eyes.
Books and ornaments were scattered about in profusion, and the shaggy man thought he had never seen so many pretty things in one place before.
That gray-haired man," she said, indicating an old man with a profusion of silver-gray curly hair, who was surrounded by ladies laughing at something he said.
The young girl, whilst the prisoner was mounting the staircase, appeared at the narrow door of her chamber, which opened on that very flight of steps; and, holding the lamp in her right hand, she at the same time lit up her pretty blooming face, surrounded by a profusion of rich wavy golden locks, whilst with her left she held her white night-dress closely over her breast, having been roused from her first slumber by the unexpected arrival of Van Baerle.
Numerous exquisite dishes, which seemed to descend from heaven, were placed successively before the guests, and the richest wines of France flowed in profusion during this splendid repast, served nine hundred feet beneath the surface of the earth!
The rags of the squalid ballad- singer fluttered in the rich light that showed the goldsmith's treasures, pale and pinched-up faces hovered about the windows where was tempting food, hungry eyes wandered over the profusion guarded by one thin sheet of brittle glass--an iron wall to them; half-naked shivering figures stopped to gaze at Chinese shawls and golden stuffs of India.
For this he had, he knew, given sufficient occasion, by the utmost profusion of tenderness towards her: a tenderness which he had taken every means to persuade her he would always maintain.
He could not talk very well, because his opponent's sword had cut his under-lip in two, and then the surgeon had sewed it together and overlaid it with a profusion of white plaster patches; neither could he eat easily, still he contrived to accomplish a slow and troublesome luncheon while the last duel was preparing.
If, on the one hand, it should be observed that the expenses incurred in the prosecution of the ambitious enterprises and vainglorious pursuits of a monarchy are not a proper standard by which to judge of those which might be necessary in a republic, it ought, on the other hand, to be remarked that there should be as great a disproportion between the profusion and extravagance of a wealthy kingdom in its domestic administration, and the frugality and economy which in that particular become the modest simplicity of republican government.
Your profusion makes me saving; and if you lament over him much longer, my heart will be as light as a feather."