Profuse vs Superfluous - What's the difference?

profuse | superfluous |


As adjectives the difference between profuse and superfluous

is that profuse is in great quantity or abundance while superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient.

As a verb profuse

is (obsolete) to pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

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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    superfluous

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • In excess of what is required or sufficient.
  • With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .

    Synonyms

    * excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant

    Coordinate terms

    * gratuitous