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EFFUSIVE

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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]

Meaning:

Uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

Synonyms:

burbling; burbly; effusive; gushing

Context example:

a novel told in burbly panting tones

Similar:

lively (full of life and energy)


Sense 2effusive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extravagantly demonstrative

Synonyms:

gushy; effusive; gushing; emotional

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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