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effusive

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adjective ef·fu·sive \i-ˈfyü-siv, e-, -ziv\

Simple Definition of effusive

  • : expressing a lot of emotion

Full Definition of effusive

  1. 1 :  marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm <effusive praise>

  2. 2 archaic :  pouring freely

  3. 3 :  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>



1662

First Known Use of effusive

1662



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