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Wordnet 3.0


1. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm;
- Example: "a novel told in burbly panting tones"
[syn: burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing]

2. extravagantly demonstrative;
- Example: "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"
- Example: "a large gushing female"
- Example: "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"
[syn: effusive, gushing(a), gushy]

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]
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]
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