spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in): profuse praise.
made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
abundant; in great amount.
- pro·fuse·ly, adverb
- pro·fuse·ness, noun
- un·pro·fuse, adjective
- un·pro·fuse·ness, noun
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How to use profuse in a sentence
Both of these factors occur during intense athletic activity, which results in profuse sweating.
But moving up the hill I was still caught by some smoke, causing profuse coughing, eye watering, and a runny nose.After Victory, Palestinian Village Runs Into A Wall | Ali Gharib | April 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kerri Conan gets profuse thanks in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.New York Times’ Phony Controversy Over Cookbook Ghostwriters | Regina Schrambling | March 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
All harvest profuse expressions of sympathy and prayers for the families and the communities.
At last Mr. Snapper could blow no more, and with profuse thanks we gathered ourselves, together and departed.
The details, which although profuse, in no way obscure the work as a whole, are so interesting.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
He was a profuse talker; ran a stream every time you looked at him; it was like turning on a mill-race.Overland | John William De Forest
It was at this point that some young villager called, in profuse compliment: "Three cheers for the Prince!"When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The high altar is very choice and beautiful; and the contiguous decorations are profuse and exquisite.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
British Dictionary definitions for profuse
plentiful, copious, or abundant: profuse compliments
(often foll by in) free or generous in the giving (of): profuse in thanks
- profusely, adverb
- profuseness or profusion, noun
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