Definition of profuse in English:

profuse

adjective

  • 1(especially of something offered or discharged) exuberantly plentiful; abundant.

    ‘I offered my profuse apologies’
    • ‘You also received profuse apologies, which you richly deserved.’
    • ‘I was collapsing numerous times each day and later, very much later, of course, I was diagnosed with profuse bleeding in my stomach.’
    • ‘In traditional surgery using scalpels, bleeding can be so profuse that patients need a blood transfusion.’
    • ‘The surgery proceeds without incident until suddenly profuse bleeding begins at the surgical site.’
    • ‘After one outburst, Flaubert offered profuse apologies and swore never again to behave as he had.’
    • ‘The network issued a profuse apology yesterday to dozens of its affiliated stations for leaving them with a black screen and without news coverage at a crucial moment on Wednesday night - the beginning of their local newscasts.’
    • ‘Frankly, I found his profuse apologies and repeated bowing a bit embarrassing.’
    • ‘Please, nevertheless, accept our profuse and sincere apologies for this incident.’
    • ‘It appeared with profuse apologies from our temporary waitress.’
    • ‘Amid profuse offers of distilled beverages, baloney sandwiches, and hard-boiled eggs, I got in the car and drove off.’
    • ‘Jill offered her profuse thanks, and allowed Alex to show her around his place, but not without casting a look at me over her shoulder.’
    • ‘I have been offered a profuse apology by the individual concerned, and I have accepted it.’
    • ‘Caution is necessary when performing venipuncture, lymph node biopsy, and bronchoscopy because there may be profuse bleeding due to the high venous pressures in the head and neck.’
    • ‘Equally helpful to prevent profuse bleeding is that all arteries and veins in the giraffe's legs are very internal.’
    • ‘A quick query brought profuse apologies - her order had been mislaid.’
    • ‘Such profuse adulation of the rich exists side-by-side with occasional media trashing of individuals as overly piggish or personally flawed.’
    • ‘The collision caused severe skin wounds of the eyebrows and profuse bleeding in both players.’
    • ‘When he was able to get to his feet he offered the man who had saved him his profuse thanks, along with a question.’
    • ‘You missed the profuse apologies, and the promise of a full refund.’
    • ‘The loaves crash to the floor and in the erupting chaos we are offered profuse excuses and apologies.’
    copious, prolific, abundant, ample, extravagant, lavish, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive, gushing, immoderate, unrestrained, excessive, inordinate
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    1. 1.1archaic (of a person) lavish; extravagant.
      ‘they are profuse in hospitality’
      • ‘My brother and his wife were profuse in their appreciation.’
      • ‘I was born into a family profuse in its ambition but lacking in its activism.’
      • ‘Besides, politicians were profuse enough, serving mostly to stagnate government and delay any true progress.’
      enthusiastic, ample, extensive, generous, liberal, lavish, glowing, gushing, gushy
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense extravagant): from Latin profusus lavish, spread out past participle of profundere, from pro- forth + fundere pour.

Pronunciation:

profuse

/prəˈfyo͞os/