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Meaning of EXPANSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'spansiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive"
  2. [adj]  (psychiatry) marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
  3. [adj]  able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
  4. [adj]  impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"

EXPANSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: cavernous, communicative, communicatory, distensible, erectile, euphoric, expandable, expandible, expansible, grand, happy, impressive, inflatable, talkative
 Antonyms: unexpansive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*pan"sive\, a. [Cf. F. expansif.]
Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive;
of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of
heat; the expansive quality of air.

      A more expansive and generous compassion. --Eustace.

      His forehead was broad and expansive.    --Prescott.
-- {Ex*pan"sive*ly}, adv. -{Ex*pan"sive*ness}, n.

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