Definition of profusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/


[in singular]
An abundance or large quantity of something: a rich profusion of flowers [mass noun]: the beautiful pink foxgloves growing in profusion among the ferns
More example sentences
  • 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.
abundance, lot, mass, host, plenitude, cornucopia, riot;
plethora, superfluity, superabundance, glut, surplus, surfeit;
informal sea, wealth
British informal shedload
Australian/New Zealand informal swag
rare nimiety


Mid 16th century: via French from Latin profusio(n-), from profundere 'pour out'. Early use expressed the senses 'extravagance', 'squandering', and 'waste'.

Words that rhyme with profusion

allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion

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