- 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 effusive
When a Texan came along he was effusive, exclaiming “fantastic” as he posed for picture.Ted Cruz Is The Star Of CPAC
March 8, 2014
The praise was so effusive that the Cannes jury awarded Dern the Best Actor prize.Bruce Dern’s Long, Strange Trip to Leading Man in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’
November 13, 2013
Reviews for “Rap God” ignore its incendiary lyrics, glossing over them on the way to effusive praise for the new track.Eminem’s Homophobic ‘Rap God’ Lyrics Are Getting a Free Pass
October 18, 2013
Entertainment blog Holy Moly is among the most effusive with praise.New Beyoncé Song 'Grown Woman' Leaks, Is Fantastic
May 21, 2013
Yes, he'll get an effusive welcome from old friend Benjamin Netanyahu.Mitt, Are You Sure This Trip Was a Good Idea?
July 27, 2012
I am not a religious or an effusive man; but oh, thank God for that!The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
"How d'ye do, Eldredge," was the great man's salutation, not at all effusive.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Sishetakushin and Mookoomahn were indeed noisy and effusive in their greeting.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
These letters should be brief and not effusive on any point, nor evasive of the issue at stake.The Etiquette of To-day
Edith B. Ordway
Let me assure them that they are the politest of people, though happily not effusive.Ranching, Sport and Travel
- extravagantly demonstrative of emotion; gushing
- (of rock) formed by the solidification of magma
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Word Origin and History for effusive
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