Simple Definition of profuse
: given, produced, or existing in large amounts
Examples of profuse in a sentence
He offered profuse apologies for being late.
They were profuse in their thanks.
Origin and Etymology of profuse
Middle English, from Latin profusus, past participle of profundere to pour forth, from pro- forth + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of profuse
Rhymes with profuse
Aarhus, abstruse, abuse, adduce, Atreus, blue spruce, burnoose, caboose, Cayuse, Cepheus, ceruse, charmeuse, chartreuse, Chartreuse, conduce, couscous, cut loose, deduce, diffuse, disuse, educe, effuse, excuse, fair use, footloose, hang loose, induce, Lanús, misuse, mongoose, Morpheus, negus, obtuse, Orpheus, papoose, Peleus, Perseus, prepuce, produce, Proteus, Purus, recluse, red spruce, reduce, refuse, retuse, reuse, Sanctus, seduce, slip noose, snow goose, Tereus, Theseus, traduce, transduce, turn loose, unloose, vamoose
PROFUSE Defined for Kids
Definition of profuse for Students
: very plentiful
profuselyadverb <She apologized profusely.>
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