Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Over flowing; demonstrative; gushing.

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Usage examples "effusive":

  1. These little speeches, coming in the midst of Madame Bertrand's effusive benevolence, seemed quite irrelevant to the matter in hand, but nevertheless imparted a sudden chill. - "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
  2. Jack explained in a very natural off- hand manner how he came to be in Mr. Hobhouse's company, and Mr. Hobhouse corroborated his statement in his own effusive way. - "The Man From the Clouds", J. Storer Clouston.
  3. It is a fact of ominous significance that the intellectual successors of the men who most hotly repudiated both these doctrines in 1838 are being driven by pressure of their Irish views to revive that repudiation in 1911, and to revive it in the midst of the most effusive protestations of the need for still closer union with a Colony which would either have undergone the fate of Ireland or have ceased to be a member of the Empire if their philosophy had triumphed. - "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.