Profuse vs Excessive - What's the difference?

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Profuse is a synonym of excessive.


As adjectives the difference between profuse and excessive

is that profuse is in great quantity or abundance while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

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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    excessive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
  • "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * insufficient * deficient

    Derived terms

    * excessive number