2. [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.
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]
A more expansive and generous compassion. --Eustace.
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
4. friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or
discourse; -- of people; as, wine made the guest
expansive. [WordNet sense 4]
Syn: effusive, talkative.
5. characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and
delusions of grandeur. [WordNet sense 3]
[WordNet 1.5] -- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,