from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of expanding or tending to expand.
- adj. Broad in size or extent; comprehensive: expansive police powers.
- adj. Open and communicative; talkative or effusive: Wine made the guest expansive.
- adj. Grand in scale: an expansive lifestyle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be expanded.
- adj. Comprehensive in scope or extent.
- adj. Talkative and sociable.
- adj. Exhibiting expansivity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending
- adj. causing expansion.
- adj. of much expanse; wide-extending.
- adj. friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or discourse; -- of people.
- adj. characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of causing or effecting expansion: as, the expansive force of heat.
- Capable of being expanded, or of expanding or spreading out in volume or extent; dilatable: as, the expansive quality of air; expansive gases or substances.
- Embracing a large number of objects or particulars; wide-extending; comprehensive: as, expansive benevolence; an expansive outlook.
- Comprehensive in feeling or action; sympathetic; effusive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
- adj. able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
- adj. friendly and open and willing to talk
- adj. marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
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