Expansiveness



[ik-span-siv] /ɪkˈspæn sɪv/

adjective
1.
having a wide range or extent; comprehensive; extensive:
expansive mountain scenery.
2.
(of a person’s character or speech) effusive, unrestrained, free, or open:
Our expansive host welcomed us warmly.
3.
tending to or capable of .
4.
causing :
the expansive force of heat.
5.
working by , as an engine.
6.
Psychiatry. marked by an abnormal euphoric state and by delusions of grandeur.
/ɪkˈspænsɪv/
adjective
1.
able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
2.
wide; extensive
3.
friendly, open, or talkative: an expansive person
4.
grand or extravagant: an expansive way of life
5.
(psychiatry) lacking restraint in the expression of feelings, esp in having delusions of grandeur or being inclined to overvalue oneself or one’s work
adj.

1650s, “tending to expand,” from Latin expans-, past participle stem of expandere (see expand) + -ive. Related: Expansively; expansiveness.

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