What does effusive mean?

Definitions for effusive
ɪˈfyu sɪvef·fu·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing(adj)

    uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

    "a novel told in burbly panting tones"

  2. effusive, gushing(a), gushy(adj)

    extravagantly demonstrative

    "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"


  1. effusive(a.)

    (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or pertaining to rocks so formed.


  1. effusive(Adjective)

    gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)

    Etymology: From Latin: effundere.

  2. effusive(Adjective)

    pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing

    Etymology: From Latin: effundere.

  3. effusive(Adjective)

    extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava

    Etymology: From Latin: effundere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effusive(adj)

    pouring out; pouring forth freely

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of effusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of effusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of effusive in a Sentence

  1. Catherine McDougall:

    I think they didn't understand how much Mr Kabbaj stood to gain personally from his relationship with them. They were ... very effusive and very welcoming and they trusted people. They thought he was their friend.

  2. The Dolphins:

    Garo Yepremian effusive personality supplemented Garo Yepremian strong competitive nature, and no one made more pressure kicks than Garo Yepremian.

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Translations for effusive

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  • انبجاسيArabic
  • überschwänglichGerman
  • διαχυτικόςGreek
  • rebosante, efusivoSpanish
  • ekstrusiivinen, ylenmääräinen, ylenpalttinenFinnish
  • excessifFrench
  • pātereMāori
  • excessief, buitenissigDutch
  • efuzivă, efuzivRomanian
  • несдержанный, вулканический, необузданный, эффузивный, льющийся через край, неумеренный, излившийся из вулкана, бурный, экспансивный, переполняющий, ярко выраженныйRussian
  • översvallandeSwedish
  • coşkulu, taşkın, coşkunTurkish
  • 感情奔放的Chinese

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