Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Profuse; lavish; prodigal.

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

  • adjective obsolete Profuse; lavish; prodigal.

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

  • adjective obsolete profuse; lavish; prodigal

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Examples

  • A certain monstrumologist who was close to him politely suggested the smell was being absorbed by his profusive muttonchops, and perhaps he should shave.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • A certain monstrumologist who was close to him politely suggested the smell was being absorbed by his profusive muttonchops, and perhaps he should shave.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • A certain monstrumologist who was close to him politely suggested the smell was being absorbed by his profusive muttonchops, and perhaps he should shave.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Such as: "We want to do a Moist comic," Whedon said, referring to Horrible's friend-in-crime, who made it into the Henchman's Union; his ability is to dampen things, as evidenced by his profusive sweating.

    In ‘Dr. Horrible’ Comics, It’s Hammer Time

  • I've never smoked, but used to have several friends who did, and while their habit didn't bother me when they were off elsewhere, long periods of time in the company of profusive smokers always made me nauseous and triggered a recurring nightmare of being trapped in a small room slowly dying of asphixiation.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • I've never smoked, but used to have several friends who did, and while their habit didn't bother me when they were off elsewhere, long periods of time in the company of profusive smokers always made me nauseous and triggered a recurring nightmare of being trapped in a small room slowly dying of asphixiation.

    In abstinentia

  • To them you will always be the little boy who forgot to write profusive thanks for the half-a-crown they gave you when you first went to school.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • Had Moyers made such a statement about Blacks or Muslims, he would have been fired within 5 minutes making it, followed by profusive apologies from PBS management.

    Sultan Knish

  • Had Moyers made such a statement about Blacks or Muslims, he would have been fired within 5 minutes making it, followed by profusive apologies from PBS management.

    Sultan Knish

  • Sobs they sighdid at Fillagain’s chrissormiss wake, all the hoolivans of the nation, prostrated in their consternation and their duodisimally profusive plethora of ululation.

    Finnegans Wake

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