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