Synonyms and Antonyms of effusive
showing feeling freely <often effusive no matter what the occasion, my aunt is even more so at weddings and funerals> Synonyms demonstrative, emotional, touchy-feely, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrainedRelated Words dramatic, histrionic, hyperemotional, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, sentimental; communicative, expansive; extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing; affectionate, feeling, intense, loving, passionate, sensitive, soulful, warm; blunt, candid, frank, outspoken, plainNear Antonyms constrained; quiet, reticent, silent, taciturn; bashful, modest, retiring, shy; introverted, self-directed; aloof, detached, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid, unconcerned, unfeeling; chilly, cold, frigid, glacial, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hard-hearted, icy, unfriendlyAntonyms inhibited, reserved, restrained, undemonstrative, unemotional
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