Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of being profuse; abundance.
  • noun Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance.
  • noun A profuse outpouring or quantity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Profuse or extravagant expenditure; prodigality; lavishment; waste.
  • noun Abundance; lavish supply; superfluity.
  • noun Synonyms Abundance, Exuberance, etc. (see plenty), lavishness, superabundance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who is profuse; a lavishing or pouring out without sting.
  • noun Abundance; exuberant plenty; lavish supply.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
  • noun lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant

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Examples

  • The guard said, in profusion of the class-struggle snetiment.

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  • They blossom in profusion by the creek near here a week or so before Mothers 'Day.

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  • [T] he insults, the blows, the murders which flow in such awful profusion from the intemperance of husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, fall with heaviest, most crushing force upon woman.

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  • Not so very far from here the smaller, traditional, wild daffodils, the kind that inspired Wordsworth and Housman, grow in profusion in woods and by roadsides.

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  • Incidentally, the village's name, Tupátaro, means "place of reeds or bulrushes", plants that still thrive in profusion today on the shores of nearby Lake Patzcuaro and are widely used in making modern handicrafts.

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  • Incidentally, the village's name, Tupátaro, means "place of reeds or bulrushes", plants that still thrive in profusion today on the shores of nearby Lake Patzcuaro and are widely used in making modern handicrafts.

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  • Incidentally, the village's name, Tupátaro, means "place of reeds or bulrushes", plants that still thrive in profusion today on the shores of nearby Lake Patzcuaro and are widely used in making modern handicrafts.

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  • There he began writing polemical articles “in profusion,” the biographer Richard Wightman Fox reports, in part to support his mother, who lived with him, and a spendthrift older brother.

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  • There he began writing polemical articles “in profusion,” the biographer Richard Wightman Fox reports, in part to support his mother, who lived with him, and a spendthrift older brother.

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  • My neighbour has some elderflowers growing in profusion in the back garden.

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