I adjective abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, boundless, bounteous, bountiful, copious, countless, crowded, diffuse, discursive, effusus, endless, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, exuberant, flush, full, garrulous, generous, illimitable, immeasurable, immoderate, improvident, incalculable, inexhaustible, infinite, innumerable, inordinate, intemperate, interminable, lavish, liberal, limitless, long-winded, loquacious, luxuriant, measureless, multitudinary, multitudinous, munificent, myriad, numberless, numerous, overabounding, overflowing, overgenerous, padded, plentiful, prodigal, profligate, profusus, prolific, prolix, protracted, rambling, reckless, redundant, replete, rich, rife, spendthrift, squandering, sumptious, superfluous, surplus, swarming, teeming, thriftless, unbridled, uncurbed, unnumbered, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, unthrifty, unwarranted, verbose, wanton, wasteful, without bound, without end, without limit, without stint, wordy II index copious, excess, excessive, inordinate, liberal (generous), loquacious, manifold, multiple, prolific, replete, rife, superfluous, undue (excessive), voluble

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  • Profuse — Pro*fuse , a. [L. profusus, p. p. of profundere to pour forth or out; pro forward, forth + fundere to pour: cf. F. profus. See {Fuse} to melt.] 1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profuse — profuse; lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant carry as their basic meaning giving out or given out in great abundance. What is profuse seems to pour or be poured forth in abundance, without restraint, or in a stream {profuse apologies}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • profuse — [prō fyo͞os′, prəfyo͞os′] adj. [ME < L profusus, pp. of profundere, to pour out < pro , forth + fundere, to pour: see PRO 2 & FOUND3] 1. giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess: usually with in [profuse in her apologies] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Profuse — Pro*fuse , v. t. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profuse — early 15c., from L. profusus spread out, lavish, extravagant, lit. poured forth, prop. pp. of profundere pour forth, from pro forth + fundere to pour (see FOUND (Cf. found) (2)). Related: Profusive; profusively …   Etymology dictionary

  • profuse — [adj] abundant, excessive abounding, alive with*, ample, aplenty, bounteous, bountiful, copious, crawling with*, dime a dozen*, extravagant, extreme, exuberant, fulsome, galore, generous, immoderate, lavish, liberal, lush, luxuriant, no end*,… …   New thesaurus

  • profuse — ► ADJECTIVE 1) plentiful; abundant. 2) archaic extravagant. DERIVATIVES profusely adverb profuseness noun profusion noun. ORIGIN Latin profusus lavish, spread out …   English terms dictionary

  • profuse — adjective 1) profuse apologies Syn: copious, prolific, abundant, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive, extravagant, lavish, gushing; informal over the top, gushy 2) profuse blooms Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • profuse — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin profusus, past participle of profundere to pour forth, from pro forth + fundere to pour more at found Date: 15th century 1. pouring forth liberally ; extravagant < profuse in their thanks > 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • profuse — adj. (cannot stand alone) profuse in (profuse in one s apologies) * * * [prə fjuːs] (cannot stand alone) profuse in (profuse in one s apologies) …   Combinatory dictionary

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