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1(especially of something offered or discharged) exuberantly plentiful; abundant.‘I offered my profuse apologies’
copious, prolific, abundant, ample, extravagant, lavish, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive, gushing, immoderate, unrestrained, excessive, inordinateView synonyms
- ‘The loaves crash to the floor and in the erupting chaos we are offered profuse excuses and apologies.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The collision caused severe skin wounds of the eyebrows and profuse bleeding in both players.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘When he was able to get to his feet he offered the man who had saved him his profuse thanks, along with a question.’
- ‘Please, nevertheless, accept our profuse and sincere apologies for this incident.’
- ‘You also received profuse apologies, which you richly deserved.’
- ‘You missed the profuse apologies, and the promise of a full refund.’
- ‘I have been offered a profuse apology by the individual concerned, and I have accepted it.’
- ‘After one outburst, Flaubert offered profuse apologies and swore never again to behave as he had.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I was collapsing numerous times each day and later, very much later, of course, I was diagnosed with profuse bleeding in my stomach.’
- ‘Such profuse adulation of the rich exists side-by-side with occasional media trashing of individuals as overly piggish or personally flawed.’
- ‘Frankly, I found his profuse apologies and repeated bowing a bit embarrassing.’
- ‘The surgery proceeds without incident until suddenly profuse bleeding begins at the surgical site.’
- ‘In traditional surgery using scalpels, bleeding can be so profuse that patients need a blood transfusion.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1archaic (of a person) lavish; extravagant.‘they are profuse in hospitality’
- ‘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.’
- ‘My brother and his wife were profuse in their appreciation.’
Late Middle English (in the sense extravagant): from Latin profusus lavish, spread out past participle of profundere, from pro- forth + fundere pour.
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