- 1(Especially of something offered or discharged) exuberantly plentiful; abundant: I offered my profuse apologiesMore example sentences
- Amid profuse offers of distilled beverages, baloney sandwiches, and hard-boiled eggs, I got in the car and drove off.
- After one outburst, Flaubert offered profuse apologies and swore never again to behave as he had.
- I have been offered a profuse apology by the individual concerned, and I have accepted it.
- 1.1 • archaic (Of a person) lavish; extravagant: they are profuse in hospitalityMore example sentences
- My brother and his wife were profuse in their appreciation.
- Besides, politicians were profuse enough, serving mostly to stagnate government and delay any true progress.
- I was born into a family profuse in its ambition but lacking in its activism.
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- As things stand we use it profusely and higher prices might tend to discourage us from using the oven to make a piece of toast.
- The national broadcaster had to apologise profusely for the lapse.
- I took the picture off the website and apologized profusely and am doing so again here.
late Middle English (in the sense 'extravagant'): from Latin profusus 'lavish, spread out', past participle of profundere, from pro- 'forth' + fundere 'pour'.