effusive | effusiveness | effusively

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Meaning(s)

expressing good feeling enthusiastically

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effusive - enthusiastic

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If somebody is ‘effusive’ then they don’t hold back from expressing something positive such as approval, gratitude, welcome, and enjoyment. While at times this might be excessive, it is generally well-received by others as it is seen as a sign of genuineness and warmth.

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Synonyms demonstrative
Antonyms introverted

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  1. When I offered the candidate the job, he was effusive in his thanks to me. I didn’t realize until then just how much it meant to him.

  2. Lucy thought that her new novel would be looked upon favourably by critics, but even she was taken aback by the effusiveness of their praise.

  3. I was a bit nervous about going to the dinner party, but the host greeted me so effusively that I felt immediately at home.

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