- 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.
- 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.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'extravagant'): from Latin profusus 'lavish, spread out', past participle of profundere, from pro- 'forth' + fundere 'pour'.
Words that rhyme with profuseabstruse, abuse, adduce, Ballets Russes, Belarus, Bruce, burnous, caboose, charlotte russe, conduce, deduce, deuce, diffuse, douce, educe, excuse, goose, induce, introduce, juice, Larousse, loose, luce, misuse, moose, mousse, noose, obtuse, Palouse, produce, puce, recluse, reduce, Rousse, seduce, sluice, Sousse, spruce, traduce, truce, use, vamoose, Zeus
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