Adjective "profuse" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of something offered or discharged) very plentiful; abundant.
  1. 'I was collapsing numerous times each day and later, very much later, of course, I was diagnosed with profuse bleeding in my stomach.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'The loaves crash to the floor and in the erupting chaos we are offered profuse excuses and apologies.'
  4. 'You missed the profuse apologies, and the promise of a full refund.'
  5. 'Please, nevertheless, accept our profuse and sincere apologies for this incident.'
  6. 'It appeared with profuse apologies from our temporary waitress.'
  7. 'The collision caused severe skin wounds of the eyebrows and profuse bleeding in both players.'
  8. 'In traditional surgery using scalpels, bleeding can be so profuse that patients need a blood transfusion.'
  9. 'After one outburst, Flaubert offered profuse apologies and swore never again to behave as he had.'
  10. 'Frankly, I found his profuse apologies and repeated bowing a bit embarrassing.'
  11. 'they are profuse in hospitality'
  12. 'My brother and his wife were profuse in their appreciation.'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be profuse in tributeses."

"discharges can be profuse."

"sweats can be profuse."

"apologies can be profuse."

"bleedings can be profuse."

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