effusively effusively  /ɪ ˈfju sɪv li/


  • (adv) in an effusive manner


  1. Both effusively praise each other in their remarks.
  2. Nor are his performances flamboyantly colored: where Beecham's Mozart tends to be effusively loving, Davis' is simple end unaffected.
  3. And then there was Bill Clinton, who fused politics and pop culture more effusively than any president before him.


  • Texans rookie David Quessenberry making fast progress

    It’s not always wise to take Texans’ coach Gary Kubiak’s words totally literally when it comes to complimenting players he has. Remember the gushing about Collin Klein, followed by Klein not being offered a contract? Kubiak isn’t a coach who likes to rip players in public; if he needs to do it, he does away from the media. (And he did like Klein, though perhaps not as effusively as his words ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. -- He "has praised effusively the British government committee NICE that rations health care to the elderly and terminally ill currently," Land said. "He has expressed a desire to emulate that system here."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Richard Land Source: BP News

  2. "I'm trying to be effusively polite . . . but I don't talk about jobs," said Majerus, now a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
    on Mar 29, 2006 By: Rick Majerus Source: Deseret News

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