Profuse vs Bountiful - What's the difference?

profuse | bountiful |


As adjectives the difference between profuse and bountiful

is that profuse is in great quantity or abundance while bountiful is having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.

As a verb profuse

is (obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

profuse

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • In great quantity or abundance.
  • She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.
    profuse''' hospitality; '''profuse''' apologies; '''profuse expenditure
  • * Milton
  • a green, shady bank, profuse of flowers

    Verb

    (profus)
  • (obsolete) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
  • (Chapman)
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    bountiful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * bountifull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia.}}