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 Dictionary entry overview: What does effusive mean? 

EFFUSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective EFFUSIVE has 2 senses:

1. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
2. extravagantly demonstrative

  Familiarity information: EFFUSIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EFFUSIVE (adjective)

Sense 1effusive [BACK TO TOP]


Uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm


burbling; burbly; effusive; gushing

Context example:

a novel told in burbly panting tones


lively (full of life and energy)

Sense 2effusive [BACK TO TOP]


Extravagantly demonstrative


gushy; effusive; gushing; emotional

Context examples:

insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship / a large gushing female / write unrestrained and gushy poetry


demonstrative (given to or marked by the open expression of emotion)

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