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  • effusive — ef*fu sive, a. 1. Pouring out; pouring forth freely. [archaic] Washed with the effusive wave. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or pertaining to rocks so formed. [PJC] 3. overly demonstrative; expressing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effusive — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), loquacious, unrestrained (not repressed), voluble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • effusive — 1660s, from L. effus , stem of effundere (see EFFUSION (Cf. effusion)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Effusively …   Etymology dictionary

  • effusive — [adj] gushing, profuse all jaw*, big mouthed*, demonstrative, ebullient, enthusiastic, expansive, extravagant, exuberant, freeflowing, fulsome, gabby*, gushy*, lavish, outpouring, overflowing, prolix, talkative, unconstrained, unreserved,… …   New thesaurus

  • effusive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained manner. DERIVATIVES effusively adverb effusiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • effusive — [e fyo͞o′siv, ifyo͞o′siv] adj. 1. Archaic pouring out or forth; overflowing 2. expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner; too demonstrative 3. Geol. EXTRUSIVE (sense 2) effusively adv. effusiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • effusive — ● effusif, effusive adjectif (latin effusum, de effundere, répandre) Roche effusive, Roche volcanique venue à la surface à l état de fusion. ● effusif, effusive (expressions) adjectif (latin effusum, de effundere, répandre) Roche effusive, Roche… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • effusive — ef|fu|sive [ıˈfju:sıv] adj showing your good feelings in a very excited way ▪ Our host gave us an effusive welcome. effusive in ▪ Dotty was effusive in her thanks. >effusively adv >effusiveness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • effusive — [[t]ɪfju͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as effusive, you mean that they express pleasure, gratitude, or approval in a very enthusiastic way. He was effusive in his praise for the general... She was very gushing and very effusive.… …   English dictionary

  • effusive — adjective Date: 1662 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 > • effusively adverb •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effusive — effusively, adv. effusiveness, n. /i fyooh siv/, adj. 1. unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person. 2. pouring out; overflowing. 3. Geol. extrusive (def. 3). [1655 65; EFFUSE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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