Prodigious vs Profuse - What's the difference?

prodigious | profuse |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between prodigious and profuse

is that prodigious is (obsolete) ominous, portentous while profuse is (obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

As adjectives the difference between prodigious and profuse

is that prodigious is very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge 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.

prodigious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=3 , Its prodigious size made me shrink again; yet I could not, without pleasure, behold, and even ventur'd to feel, such a length, such a breadth of animated ivory!}}
  • extraordinarily exciting or amazing
  • (obsolete) ominous, portentous
  • Synonyms

    * gigantic, colossal, huge, enormous; See also * amazing * ominous, portentous

    Derived terms

    * prodigiously

    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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