profusion

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See also: profusión

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French profusion, from Late Latin profusio.

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Noun[edit]

profusion (countable and uncountable, plural profusions)

  1. abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
    His hair, in great profusion, streamed down over his shoulders.
    • 1918 September–November, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Land That Time Forgot”, in The Blue Book Magazine, Chicago, Ill.: Story-press Corp., OCLC 18478577; republished as chapter VI, in Hugo Gernsback, editor, Amazing Stories, volume 1, New York, N.Y.: Experimenter Publishing, 1927, OCLC 988016180:
      We set the men at work felling trees, selecting for the purpose jarrah, a hard, weather-resisting timber which grew in profusion near by.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, pages 250-251:
      Elegant brick and stone buildings, with iron and glass canopies and decorative wooden scalloping and fencing—all evidencing care on the part of the architect to produce a pleasing, well-planned building—were submerged beneath a profusion of ill-conceived additions and camouflaged by vulgar paint schemes; and the original conception was lost.
    • 2022, Italian pride in a leader's humility, in: The Christian Science Monitor, 2022-07-18
      Elected leaders face a profusion of mega-pressure points these days – inflation, heat waves, high debt, or the pandemic.
  2. lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

profusion f (plural profusions)

  1. profusion

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