Expansive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspænsɪv|  American pronunciation of the word expansive
Brit.  |ɪkˈspansɪv|  British pronunciation of the word expansive

adjective

- of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope(syn: grand, heroic)

an expansive lifestyle

- marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
- friendly and open and willing to talk(syn: talkative)

wine made the guest expansive

Examples

He was unusually expansive at the press conference.

She was in an expansive mood.

The law was expansive in its scope.

a more expansive treatment of the topic

the hotel's expansive dining room

The house has expansive views of the valley.

English are not an expansive people.

The castle was situated on the borders of an expansive lake.

Hauser was in an expansive mood.

She flung her arms out in an expansive gesture.

It was written in an expansive style.

...the expansive farm on which blooded Arabian horses are raised...

You could see it in his frame and deportment ... a beaming countenance, expansive salutations, a warm handshake ...

...the lighthouse, situated on a narrow, rocky headland, commands an expansive view of the coast...

We visited their august mansion and expansive grounds.

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