Ample vs Profuse - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between ample and profuse
is that ample
is large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended while profuse
is in great quantity or abundance.
As a verb profuse is
(obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
* All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees. --Spenser.
Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
Not contracted or brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
* full, spacious, extensive, wide, capacious, abundant, plentiful, plenteous, copious, bountiful; rich, liberal, munificent
* See also
In great quantity or abundance.
- She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.
- profuse''' hospitality; '''profuse''' apologies; '''profuse expenditure
- a green, shady bank, profuse of flowers
(obsolete) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.