ex·pan·sive adjective \ik-ˈspan(t)-siv\
: talking a lot
: covering or including many things : very broad or wide
: covering a large space or area
: having a capacity or a tendency to expand
a : characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk : open <grew expansive after dinner>
b : marked by or indicative of exaggerated euphoria and delusions of self-importance <an expansive patient>
: marked by expansion; especially : having a great expanse or extent : sizable, extensive <an expansive interpretation of the law>
: characterized by richness, abundance, or magnificence <expansive living> <expansive taste>
— ex·pan·sive·ly adverb
— ex·pan·sive·ness noun
Examples of EXPANSIVE
- He was unusually expansive at the press conference.
- She was in an expansive mood.
- The law was expansive in its scope.
- a more expansive treatment of the topic
- the hotel's expansive dining room
- The house has expansive views of the valley.
First Known Use of EXPANSIVE
Related to EXPANSIVE
- broad, deep, extensive, extended, far-flung, far-reaching, rangy, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging, widespread
ex·pan·sive adjective \ik-ˈspan(t)-siv\ (Medical Dictionary)
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