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effusive

ef·fu·sive

effusive

 
pronunciation:
ih fyu sihv
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: expressing emotions at undue length or intensity.
I'm tired of his effusive and tiresome apologies.My father is quite reserved, but my mother tends to be effusive.
synonyms:
gushing
antonyms:
reserved, restrained
similar words:
ardent, copious, enthusiastic, extravagant, fervent, profuse, unreserved, unrestrained
definition 2: flowing out or over.
synonyms:
gushing, overflowing
similar words:
streaming
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derivations: effusively (adv.), effusiveness (n.)
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