profuse

[ pruh-fyoos ]
/ prəˈfyus /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. profound,
  2. profoundly,
  3. profoundly deaf,
  4. profumo,
  5. profundity,
  6. profusely,
  7. profusion,
  8. profusive,
  9. prog,
  10. prog rock

Origin of profuse

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere to pour out or forth. See pro-1, fuse2

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See lavish. 3. See ample.

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profuse

/ (prəˈfjuːs) /

adjective

plentiful, copious, or abundantprofuse compliments
(often foll by in) free or generous in the giving (of)profuse in thanks
Derived Formsprofusely, adverbprofuseness or profusion, noun

Word Origin for profuse

C15: from Latin profundere to pour lavishly

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