Excessive vs Profusion - What's the difference?

excessive | profusion |


As an adjective excessive

is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

As a noun profusion is

profusion, abundance.

excessive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
  • "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * insufficient * deficient

    Derived terms

    * excessive number

    profusion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
  • His hair, in great profusion , streamed down over his shoulders.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VI
  • We set the men at work felling trees, selecting for the purpose jarrah, a hard, weather-resisting timber which grew in profusion near by.
  • lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance