1. in an effusive manner
; - Example: "the critics praised her effusively"
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.
2. (Geol.) formed by an outpouring of molten lava, or
pertaining to rocks so formed.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in an effusive manner; "the critics praised her