- An abundance or large quantity of something: a rich profusion of flowers [mass noun]: the beautiful pink foxgloves growing in profusion among the fernsMore example sentences
abundance, lot, mass, host, plenitude, cornucopia, riot; plethora, superfluity, superabundance, glut, surplus, surfeit; quantities, scores, millions, multitudelots, heaps, masses, stacks, piles, loads, bags, mountains, tons, oodlesBritish • informal shedloadAustralian/New Zealand • informal swag• rare nimiety
- Nature's abundance and metamorphic energy stimulates a similar profusion in the poet.
- The profusion reigning everywhere gave birth to luxury and pride.
- The initiative aims to inspire more British people to take a short break in England and enjoy the profusion of high quality food and drink available.
mid 16th century: via French from Latin profusio(n-), from profundere 'pour out'. Early use expressed the senses 'extravagance', 'squandering', and 'waste'.