profuse

[pruh-fyoos]
adjective
1.
spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in ): profuse praise.
2.
made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
3.
abundant; in great amount.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere to pour out or forth. See pro-1, fuse2

profusely, adverb
profuseness, noun
unprofuse, adjective
unprofusely, adverb
unprofuseness, noun


1. See lavish. 3. See ample.


1. thrifty.
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profuse (prəˈfjuːs)
 
adj
1.  plentiful, copious, or abundant: profuse compliments
2.  (often foll by in) free or generous in the giving (of): profuse in thanks
 
[C15: from Latin profundere to pour lavishly]
 
pro'fusely
 
adv
 
pro'fuseness
 
n
 
pro'fusion
 
n

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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 (2)).
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Example sentences
It needs little food, grows quickly and breeds profusely.
The pups on the bottom literally had ice forming on their bodies and were
  shaking profusely.
He apologized profusely for his comments and he has much to teach us about
  science and forgiveness.
Blooms profusely in summer, producing bright yellow daisies in flattish
  clusters.
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