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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (2)

1. in an impressively expansive manner;
- Example: "she managed to live rather expansively on her modest income"

2. in an ebullient manner;
- Example: "Khrushchev ebulliently promised to supply rockets for the protection of Cuba against American aggression"
[syn: ebulliently, exuberantly, expansively]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expansive \Ex*pan"sive\ ([e^]ks*p[a^]n"s[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. expansif.] 1. 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. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster] A more expansive and generous compassion. --Eustace. [1913 Webster] His forehead was broad and expansive. --Prescott. 2. causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of the mountains. [PJC] 4. friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or discourse; -- of people; as, wine made the guest expansive. [WordNet sense 4] Syn: effusive, talkative. [WordNet 1.5] 5. characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur. [WordNet sense 3] [WordNet 1.5] -- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv. -Ex*pan"sive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

expansively adv 1: in an impressively expansive manner; "she managed to live rather expansively on her modest income" 2: in an ebullient manner; "Khrushchev ebulliently promised to supply rockets for the protection of Cuba against American aggression" [syn: ebulliently, exuberantly, expansively]