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profusion

profusion

noun pro·fu·sion \-ˈfyü-zhən\

: a large amount of something

Full Definition of PROFUSION

1
:  lavish expenditure :  extravagance
2
:  the quality or state of being profuse
3
:  great quantity :  lavish display or supply <snow falling in profusion>

Examples of PROFUSION

  1. The flowers grow in profusion.
  2. <apples grow in profusion in this valley>

First Known Use of PROFUSION

1545

Related to PROFUSION

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, lot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

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