An example of effusive is when you are so grateful and happy that you hug someone and thank them many times.
- Archaic pouring out or forth; overflowing
- expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner; too demonstrative
- Geol. extrusive (sense )
- Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: an effusive manner.
- Profuse; overflowing: effusive praise.
(comparative more effusive, superlative most effusive)
From Latin effundere.