- unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person.
- pouring out; overflowing.
- Geology. extrusive(def 3).
Origin of effusive
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Examples from the Web for over-effusive
I felt under Mrs. Jackson's over-effusive greeting the effort it was for her to appear easy and cordial.The Fifth Wheel
Olive Higgins Prouty
- extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing
- (of rock) formed by the solidification of magma
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Word Origin and History for over-effusive
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