expansiveness

expansive

[ik-span-siv]
adjective
1.
having a wide range or extent; comprehensive; extensive: expansive mountain scenery.
2.
(of a person's character or speech) effusive, unrestrained, free, or open: Our expansive host welcomed us warmly.
3.
tending to expand or capable of expanding.
4.
causing expansion: the expansive force of heat.
5.
working by expansion, as an engine.
6.
Psychiatry. marked by an abnormal euphoric state and by delusions of grandeur.

Origin:
1645–55; expans(ion) + -ive

expansively, adverb
expansiveness, noun
nonexpansive, adjective
nonexpansively, adverb
nonexpansiveness, noun
overexpansive, adjective
overexpansively, adverb
overexpansiveness, noun
unexpansive, adjective
unexpansively, adverb
unexpansiveness, noun

expansive, expensive (see synonym study at expensive).


2. sociable, extroverted, outgoing, genial, unreserved; gushy, gushing.
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expansive (ɪkˈspænsɪv)
 
adj
1.  able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
2.  wide; extensive
3.  friendly, open, or talkative: an expansive person
4.  grand or extravagant: an expansive way of life
5.  psychiatry lacking restraint in the expression of feelings, esp in having delusions of grandeur or being inclined to overvalue oneself or one's work
 
ex'pansively
 
adv
 
ex'pansiveness
 
n

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expansive
1650s, from L. expansus (see expanse) + -ive. Related: Expansively.
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