HyperDic: expansive

English > 4 senses of the word expansive:
ADJECTIVEallexpansiveable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
allexpansive, grand, heroicof behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
allexpansivemarked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
allexpansive, talkativefriendly and open and willing / willing to talk / talk
expansive > pronunciation
Soundsihkspae'nsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > expansive: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningable or tending to expand or characterized by expansion.
Examples
  • "Expansive materials"
  • "the expansive force of fire"
Narrowerdistensiblecapable of being distended
erectile, cavernousFilled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
expandable, expandible, expansibleable to expand or be expanded
inflatabledesigned to be filled with air or gas
Oppositeunexpansiveshowing no tendency to expand
Spanishexpansivo
Nounsexpansivenessa quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
Verbsexpandexaggerate or make bigger
expandbecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
expandexpand the influence of
expandmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
expandextend in one or more directions
English > expansive: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope.
Example"an expansive lifestyle"
Synonymsgrand, heroic
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishexpansivo
Catalanheroic
Nounsexpansiveness, expansivitya quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
Adverbsexpansivelyin an impressively expansive manner
English > expansive: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmarked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broadereuphoricexaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
Spanishexpansivo
Adverbsexpansivelyin an ebullient manner
English > expansive: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningfriendly and open and willing / willing to talk / talk.
Example"wine made the guest expansive"
Synonymtalkative
Broadercommunicative, communicatoryable or tending to communicate
Spanishabierto, comunicativo, extrovertido, sociable
Catalancomunicatiu, extrovertit, obert, sociable
Nounsexpansiveness, expansivitya friendly open trait of a talkative person

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