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4 definitions found
 for Gushing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gush \Gush\ (g[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gushed (g[u^]sht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Gushing.] [OE. guschen, cf. Icel. gusa and
     gjsa, also D. gucsen; perh. akin to AS. ge['o]tan to pour, G.
     giessen, Goth. giutan, E. gut. Cf. Found to cast.]
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     1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush
        forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
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              He smote the rock that the waters gushed out. --Ps
                                                    ixxviii 20.
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              A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection;
        to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
        [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gushing \Gush"ing\, a.
     1. Rushing forth with violence, as a fluid; flowing
        copiously; as, gushing waters. "Gushing blood." --Milton.
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     2. Emitting copiously, as tears or words; weakly and
        unreservedly demonstrative in matters of affection;
        sentimental. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gushing
      adj 1: flowing profusely; "a gushing hydrant"; "pouring flood
             waters" [syn: gushing, pouring]
      2: uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly
         panting tones" [syn: burbling, burbly, effusive,
         gushing]
      3: 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 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "gushing":
     abundance, abundant, adulatory, affluent, amplitude, bathetic,
     beery, bland, blandishing, blarneying, buttery, cajoling,
     cloud of words, cloying, complimentary, confluent, copious,
     copiousness, coursing, courtierly, courtly, decurrent, defluent,
     diffluent, diffuse, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusive,
     diffusiveness, effusion, effusive, effusiveness, extravagance,
     extravagant, exuberance, exuberant, fair-spoken, fawning, fecund,
     fecundity, fertility, fine-spoken, flattering, flowing, fluency,
     fluent, fluxional, fluxive, formless, formlessness, fulsome, gooey,
     gulfy, gush, gushy, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, honeyed,
     insincere, insinuating, logorrhea, macrology, maudlin, mawkish,
     mazy, mealymouthed, meandering, mushy, namby-pamby, nostalgic,
     nostomanic, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, outpour, overflow,
     overflowing, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, palilogy,
     pleonasm, pleonastic, pouring, prodigal, prodigality, productive,
     productivity, profluent, profuse, profuseness, profusion,
     profusive, prolific, prolificacy, prolificity, racing, rampancy,
     rankness, redundancy, redundant, reiteration, reiterative,
     reiterativeness, repetition for effect, repetitive, repetitiveness,
     romantic, running, rushing, sappy, sentimental, sentimentalized,
     serpentine, slimy, slobbering, slobbery, sloppy, sluggish, smarmy,
     smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, soapy, soft, soft-soaping,
     sticky, streaming, superabundance, superabundant, superfluity,
     superflux, surging, surgy, sycophantic, talkativeness, tautologous,
     tautology, tear-jerking, teary, teeming, teemingness, tidal,
     tirade, unctuous, vortical, wheedling
  
  

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