Sumptuous vs Profuse - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between sumptuous and profuse
is that sumptuous
is magnificent, luxurious, splendid 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.
Magnificent, luxurious, splendid.
* 1764 , :
- Though poor the peasant’s hut, his feasts though small,
- He sees his little lot the lot of all;
- Sees no contiguous palace rear its head
- To shame the meanness of his humble shed;
- No costly lord the sumptuous banquet deal
- To make him loathe his vegetable meal;
, title=The Alhambra
, passage=I wandered on until I came to a sumptuous
palace with a garden adorned with fountains and fishponds, and groves and flowers, and orchards laden with delicious fruit.}}
, date=April 21
, author=Jonathan Jurejko
, title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Cabaye pulled all the strings in a dominant home performance and capped a majestic individual display with a sumptuous
first-time finish into the far corner for his second goal of the afternoon.}}
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.