Expansive

Ex*pan"sive

(ks*pn"sv), a. [Cf. F. expansif.] 1. 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. [wns=1]
[1913 Webster]

A more expansive and generous compassion.
Eustace.
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His forehead was broad and expansive.
Prescott.

2. causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

3. of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of the mountains.
[PJC]

4. friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or discourse; -- of people; as, wine made the guest expansive. [wns=4]
Syn. -- effusive, talkative.
[WordNet 1.5]

5. characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur. [wns=3]
[WordNet 1.5]

-- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv. -Ex*pan"sive*ness, n.
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