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Plethora vs. Profusion — What's the Difference?

Plethora vs. Profusion — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Plethora and Profusion

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Plethora

An abundance or excess of something
"[the pitcher's] sinker that clocks in the low nineties ... resulting in a plethora of weakly hit groundballs" (Buzz Bissinger).
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Profusion

An abundance or large quantity of something
A rich profusion of flowers
The beautiful pink foxgloves growing in profusion among the ferns
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Plethora

An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
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Profusion

The state of being profuse; abundance.
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Plethora

An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.
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Profusion

Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance.
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Plethora

(medicine) Excess of blood in the skin, especially in the face and especially chronically.
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Profusion

A profuse outpouring or quantity
"A profusion of chiles—mild Anaheim to hot jalapeño—perks up everything" (Gene Bourg).
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Plethora

Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; - opposed to anæmia.
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Profusion

Abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
His hair, in great profusion, streamed down over his shoulders.
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Plethora

State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.
He labors under a plethora of wit and imagination.
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Profusion

Lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance
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Plethora

Extreme excess;
An embarrassment of riches
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Profusion

The act of one who is profuse; a lavishing or pouring out without sting.
Thy vast profusion to the factious nobles?
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Profusion

Abundance; exuberant plenty; lavish supply; as, a profusion of commodities.
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Profusion

The property of being extremely abundant
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