adjective \i-ˈfyü-siv, e-, -ziv\

: expressing a lot of emotion

Full Definition of EFFUSIVE

:  marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm <effusive praise>
archaic :  pouring freely
:  characterized or formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava <effusive rocks>
ef·fu·sive·ly adverb
ef·fu·sive·ness noun

Examples of EFFUSIVE

  1. They offered effusive thanks for our help.
  2. <often effusive no matter what the occasion, my aunt is even more so at weddings and funerals>

First Known Use of EFFUSIVE



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