Definition of expansive
1 : having a capacity or a tendency to expand
2 : causing or tending to cause expansion
3a : characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk : open grew expansive after dinnerb : marked by or indicative of exaggerated euphoria and delusions of self-importance an expansive patient
5 : characterized by richness, abundance, or magnificence expansive living expansive taste
Examples of expansive in a sentence
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
EXPANSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expansive for English Language Learners
: talking a lot
: covering or including many things : very broad or wide
: covering a large space or area
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