effusive effusive  /ˈɛf ju sɪv/


  1. (adj) uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
  2. (adj) extravagantly demonstrative



  1. The English are not effusive by nature, but they make exceptions for David Beckham, Cliff Richard and Radiohead.
  2. Luci's effusive manner cooled noticeably, and she offered only a perfunctory handshake.
  3. The effusive and stubbornly loyal Berlusconi has stuck with Bush despite the American President's abiding unpopularity in Italy.


  1. Will Prime Minister Abe save Japan's economy?

    Long held up as a cautionary tale for the US and Europe, Japan’s economy is now being talked about in much more effusive tones.Six months after he took office promising to drag the world’s third-largest economy out of two “lost” decades of stagnation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approach – inevitably dubbed Abenomics – is now being touted as an alternative to the West’s austerity drive.The Tokyo ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  2. Sooner captain Shults model of perseverance for team

    Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso was effusive in her praise for the outgoing senior class at OU after the Sooners earned the program’s second national title on Tuesday. The four seniors — Keilani Ricketts, Jessica Shults, Michelle Gascoigne and ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Norman Transcript


  1. "It sounded suspicious when a young person got overly effusive," Mr Leno said. "It just didn't click with me."
    on May 24, 2005 By: Jay Leno Source: Times Online

  2. Frist said that during that testimony, Clarke was "effusive in his praise for the actions of the Bush administration," though the majority leader provided no details.
    on Mar 26, 2004 By: Bill Frist Source: CNN

  3. \ "Biden is really nice. His style is so effusive and unguarded," Stewart said. "He's emotion plus."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Jon Stewart Source: CNN Political Ticker

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /