[ UK /ɪfjˈuːsɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈɛfjusɪv/ ]
  1. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
    a novel told in burbly panting tones
  2. extravagantly demonstrative
    insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship
    write unrestrained and gushy poetry
    a large gushing female
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How To Use effusive In A Sentence

  • These white effusive igneous formations, found there and in the Thomas Mountains of Utah, and also in the tin districts of Catron and Sierra Counties within New Mexico, are still the only known source of bixbite.
  • Even so, Keegan has been effusive and fulsome in his praise of Pearce's contribution both on and off the field.
  • First comes the long, learned or at least verisimilar discourse on the virtue of one item versus another, followed by effusive congratulations on the discernment and taste evident in the customer's choice. The Charms and Trials of Italian Shopping
  • Every visitor noticed that her effusive welcome was not sincere.
  • There were some nervy moments and the Spanish press were hardly effusive in their praise. Times, Sunday Times
  • His effusive praise has left me blushing.
  • Rarely has such a quiet, unassuming display prompted such effusive praise and raucous celebration. Times, Sunday Times
  • They receive you with effusive warmth, offer you mint tea poured from a silver teapot from high into little glasses, and serve you the local dishes cooked in the traditional way.
  • In the other loungey-area (you are too tired to bother much with effusive description of the decor, but there is a great buffet area), there is a news broadcast about an earthquake in Indonesia, which leads to worries about a tsunami in the Asian region. > Leave Perth
  • Both were seen effusively greeting each other.
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