Umpteen vs Profuse - What's the difference?

umpteen | profuse |


As a determiner umpteen

is relatively large but unspecified in number.

As an adjective 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.

umpteen

English

Determiner

(wikipedia umpteen) (-)
  • Relatively large but unspecified in number.
  • She's taking umpteen friends with her to the party.

    Derived terms

    * umpteenth

    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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