They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for Republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.
This time, he profusely apologized to his staff, and more important, to his wife.
They have all been significant, though none has been as profusely emotional as the first.
early 15c., "lavish, extravagant," from Latin profusus "spread out, lavish, extravagant," literally "poured forth," noun use of past participle of profundere "pour forth," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Meaning "bountiful" is from c.1600. Related: Profusely; profuseness.