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Synonyms for profusion
prəˈfyu ʒənpro·fu·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profusion

    Excess is more than enough of anything, and, since this in very many cases indicates a lack either of judgment or of self-control, the word is used frequently in an unfavorable sense. Careless expenditure in excess of income is extravagance; we may have also extravagance of language, professions, etc. As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others. Overplus and superabundance denote in the main a satisfactory, and superfluity an undesirable, excess; lavishness and profusion, a generous, bountiful, or amiable excess; as, a profusion of fair hair; lavishness of hospitality. Surplus is neutral, having none of the unfavorable meaning that often attaches to excess; a surplus is that which remains over after all demands are met. Redundance or redundancy refers chiefly to literary style, denoting an excess of words or matter. Excess in the moral sense is expressed by dissipation, prodigality, intemperance, etc.

    Synonyms:
    dissipation, excess, exorbitance, extravagance, intemperance, lavishness, overplus, prodigality, redundance, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surplus, waste, wastefulness

    Antonyms:
    dearth, defect, deficiency, destitution, economy, failure, frugality, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, need, poverty, scantiness, shortcoming, want

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profusion

    Synonyms:
    copiousness, prodigality, abundance, exuberance, extravagance, multitude, mass, heap, load, flood, wealth

    Antonyms:
    scarcity, economy, poverty, parsimony, drain, dole, driblet, pittance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profusion, profuseness, richness, cornucopianoun

    the property of being extremely abundant

    "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"

    Synonyms:
    cornucopia, rankness, prolificacy, profuseness, impressiveness, fertility, magnificence, mellowness, affluence, grandness, horn of plenty, richness, fullness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    lavishness, excess, prodigality, extravagance, waste

  2. profusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    abundance, exuberance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "profusion":

    plethora, wealth, abundance

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How to use profusion in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

  2. The Talmud:

    Nothing is more becoming a man than silence. It is not the preaching but the practice which ought to be considered as the more important. A profusion of words is sure to lead to error.

  3. Andre Malraux:

    The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.

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