Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: effusive
IPA transcription: ['ɛfjusɪv]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: effusive, gushing(a), gushy
    Meaning: extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"
  • Synonyms: burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing
    Meaning: uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly panting tones"
Usage examples
  • Her eyes beamed an effusive welcome.
  • The dove had no dignity; he was so effusive he was a nuisance.