profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint.
profuse apologieslavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion.
a lavish party prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources.
prodigal spendingluxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance.
a luxuriant beard lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance.
a lush green lawn exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly.
an exuberant imagination
Examples of profuse in a Sentence
He offered profuse apologies for being late.
They were profuse in their thanks.
Recent Examples on the WebSnow Cone is unlike others, smothered in small but profuse white blooms.
Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 27 May 2021 The flowers were so profuse they could be seen from space.
The Editors, Town & Country, 19 Feb. 2021 Spatter cones, which are volcanic mounds built up on top of a vent or fissure emitting profuse amounts of lava, were confirmed to be vulnerable to collapse, suggesting they could be targeted in the future.
Robin George Andrews, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020 Material transformation is fundamental to ceramics, but what Yasunaga does with clay, glaze, ash and glass is radically inventive as well as profuse in metaphorical resonance.
Leah Ollman, latimes.com, 5 July 2019 Common symptoms include unexplained rapid weight loss, profuse coughing, night sweats and fever.
USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2020 Inconveniently, though, profuse eruptions of lava began to flood the basin beginning roughly 3.6 billion years ago, forming a wide volcanic sea—also known as Mare Crisium, or the Sea of Crises—that covered up much of the original impact melt.
Robin George Andrews, National Geographic, 13 Dec. 2019 Another profuse item in medical facilities is the sterilization pouch—a small, sealable pouch used to keep sterilized equipment free of germs.
Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 4 Oct. 2019 In addition to profuse bleeding, the wounded man suffered a severely broken leg.
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