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3 definitions found
 for effusive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 emotion in an
        unrestrained manner; exhibiting unrestrained enthusiasm;
        -- of people and human actions; as, effusive thanks; an
        effusive letter of recommendation. Contrasted with
        reserved. [WordNet sense 1+2]
  
     Syn: gushing, gushy, burbling, burbly. [PJC]
  
     Effusive rocks (Geol.), volcanic rocks formed by a
        nonexplosive outpouring of lava in molten or plastic form;
        in distinction from so-called intrusive, or plutonic,
        rocks. -- Ef*fu"sive*ly, adv. -- Ef*fu"sive*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  effusive
      adj 1: uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in
             burbly panting tones" [syn: burbling, burbly,
             effusive, gushing]
      2: extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive
         demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing
         female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry" [syn:
         effusive, gushing(a), gushy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "effusive":
     abundant, accessible, all jaw, approachable, candid, chatty,
     cloying, communicative, conversable, conversational, copious,
     demonstrative, diffuse, diffusive, ebullient, effluent, effused,
     emotional, expansive, extravagant, extravasated, extroverted,
     exuberant, fecund, flip, fluent, formless, frank, free,
     free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, fulsome, gabby,
     garrulous, gassy, glib, gossipy, gregarious, gushing, gushy,
     lavish, long-winded, loquacious, multiloquent, multiloquious,
     newsy, open, outbound, outflowing, outgoing, outpouring, outspoken,
     outward-bound, overenthusiastic, overflowing, overtalkative,
     pleonastic, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, prolific,
     prolix, redundant, reiterative, repetitive, rhapsodic,
     self-revealing, self-revelatory, slobbering, slobbery, sloppy,
     slushy, smarmy, smooth, sociable, superabundant, talkative, talky,
     tautologous, teeming, unchecked, unconstrained, unhampered,
     unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent,
     unsecretive, unshrinking, unsilent, unsuppressed, verbose, voluble,
     windy
  
  

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