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?
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.
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."
* See also
* excessive number