Simple Definition of effusive
: expressing a lot of emotion
Full Definition of effusive
1 : marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm <effusive praise>
2 archaic : pouring freely
3 : characterized or formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava <effusive rocks>
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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