Definitions for: Expansive


[adj] friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive"
[adj] (psychiatry) marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
[adj] able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
[adj] impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*pan"sive, a. [Cf. F. expansif.]
Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive;
of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of
heat; the expansive quality of air.

A more expansive and generous compassion. --Eustace.

His forehead was broad and expansive. --Prescott.
-- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv. -Ex*pan"sive*ness, n.

Synonyms: cavernous, communicative, communicatory, distensible, erectile, euphoric, expandable, expandible, expansible, grand, happy, impressive, inflatable, talkative

Antonyms: unexpansive

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