pro·fuse /prəˈfjus, pro-/
1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse government; profuse hospitality.
A green, shady bank, profuse of flowers. --Milton.
2. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure. “Profuse ornament.”
Syn: -- Lavish; exuberant; bountiful; prodigal; extravagant.
Usage: Profuse, Lavish, Prodigal. Profuse denotes pouring out (as money, etc.) with great fullness or freeness; as, profuse in his expenditures, thanks, promises, etc. Lavish is stronger, implying unnecessary or wasteful excess; as, lavish of his bounties, favors, praises, etc. Prodigal is stronger still, denoting unmeasured or reckless profusion; as, prodigal of one's strength, life, or blood, to secure some object. --Dryden.
Pro·fuse v. t. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander. [Obs.]
adj : produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous
blooming" [syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant, riotous]