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.
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.
In excess of what is required or sufficient.
- With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .
* excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant