Sparse vs Profuse - What's the difference?

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

is that sparse is (obsolete) to scatter; to disperse while profuse is (obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

As adjectives the difference between sparse and profuse

is that sparse is having widely spaced intervals while profuse is in great quantity or abundance.

As verbs the difference between sparse and profuse

is that sparse is (obsolete) to scatter; to disperse while profuse is (obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

sparse

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Having widely spaced intervals.
  • Not dense; meager.
  • Derived terms

    * sparse array * sparse index * sparse matrix

    Verb

    (spars)
  • (obsolete) To scatter; to disperse.
  • (Spenser)

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    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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