Effusive definitions

ĭ-fyo͝o'sĭv
Effusive is defined as something or someone showing unrestrained emotion or thankfulness.

An example of effusive is when you are so grateful and happy that you hug someone and thank them many times.

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Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy.

An effusive manner.

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Profuse; overflowing.

Effusive praise.

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Pouring out or forth; overflowing.
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Expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner; too demonstrative.
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Gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression)
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(archaic) Pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing.
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(of igneous rock) Extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava.
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Origin of effusive

From Latin effundere.