Profuse vs Plethora - What's the difference?
As a adjective 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.
As a noun plethora is
(usually|followed by of) an excessive amount or number; an abundance.
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.
(usually, followed by of) An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
- The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.
(medicine, archaic) An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.
- He labours under a plethora of wit and imagination.
* 1849 ,
*: I pushed my seat right up before the most insolent gazer, a short fat man, with a plethora of cravat round his neck, and fixing my gaze on his, gave him more gazes than he sent.
* 1927 , (The Aftermath of Gothic Fiction)
*: Meanwhile other hands had not been idle, so that above the dreary plethora of trash like Marquis von Grosse's Horrid Mysteries ..., there arose many memorable weird works both in English and German.
* glut, myriad, surfeit, superfluity, slew
plethora]” listed in the [2nd Ed.; 1989