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ex·pan·sive

 (ĭk-spăn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of expanding or tending to expand.
2. Broad in size or extent; comprehensive: expansive police powers.
3. Open and communicative; talkative or effusive: Wine made the guest expansive.
4. Grand in scale: an expansive lifestyle.

ex·pan′sive·ly adv.
ex·pan′sive·ness, ex′pan·siv′i·ty (ĕk′spăn-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.

expansive

(ɪkˈspænsɪv)
adj
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. (Psychology) psychiatry lacking restraint in the expression of feelings, esp in having delusions of grandeur or being inclined to overvalue oneself or one's work
exˈpansively adv
exˈpansiveness n

ex•pan•sive

(ɪkˈspæn sɪv)

adj.
1. having a wide range or extent; extensive.
2. cordially welcoming; effusive: an expansive host.
3. tending to expand or capable of expanding.
4. causing expansion: the expansive force of heat.
[1645–55]
ex•pan′sive•ly, adv.
ex•pan′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expansive - able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
unexpansive - showing no tendency to expand; "unexpansive bodies"
2.expansive - of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
3.expansive - marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
euphoric - exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
4.expansive - friendly and open and willing to talkexpansive - friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest expansive"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray

expansive

adjective
1. wide, broad, extensive, spacious, sweeping an expansive grassy play area
3. talkative, open, friendly, outgoing, free, easy, warm, sociable, genial, affable, communicative, effusive, garrulous, loquacious, unreserved He became more expansive as he began to relax.

expansive

adjective
Translations

expansive

[ɪksˈpænsɪv] ADJ
1. (= affable) → comunicativo, sociable, expansivo (liter)
he was becoming more expansive as he relaxedse volvía más comunicativo or sociable a medida que se relajaba
he was in an expansive moodestaba muy comunicativo or sociable
2. (= broad) [area, room] → extenso; [view] → extenso, amplio
with an expansive gesture he indicated the wonderful viewabrió los brazos señalando la fantástica vista
3. (= expanding) [economy, phase] → expansivo
4. (Phys) → expansivo

expansive

[ɪkˈspænsɪv] adj
(= broad) [area] → étendu(e)
[person] (= open) → expansif/ive
to be in expansive mood → être d'humeur joviale
(= growing) [economy] → expansif/ive

expansive

adj
(= communicative) person, moodmitteilsam; welcomeherzlich; to be in an expansive moodin gesprächiger Stimmung sein
(form: = broad, extensive) area, lawnausgedehnt; viewweit; gestureausladend; roleumfassend
(= expanding, growing) economyexpandierend; businessexpansiv; expansive phaseExpansionsphase f; to have expansive ambitions (for something)Expansionspläne (für etw) haben
(Phys) → expansiv

expansive

[ɪksˈpænsɪv] adj (fig) (sociable) → espansivo/a (frm) (extensive) → considerevole
References in classic literature ?
Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
I thought of the life that lay before me--YOUR life, sir--an existence more expansive and stirring than my own: as much more so as the depths of the sea to which the brook runs are than the shallows of its own strait channel.
It WAS rather a rough mess, I own, when poured into the basins; four had been provided, and a gallon pitcher of new milk was brought from the dairy, which Hareton seized and commenced drinking and spilling from the expansive lip.
Wragge's expansive lap and left the room in an instant.
In some parts, slight curls of smoke emitted a sulphurous smell, proving that the internal fires had lost nothing of their expansive powers, though, having climbed a high acclivity, I could see no volcano for a radius of several miles.
Athos alone from time to time raised his expansive brow; a flash kindled in his eyes, and a bitter smile passed over his lips, then, like his comrades, he sank again into reverie.
The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face.
It was the first time that this had ever happened, for Madame Aubain was not of an expansive nature.
Dear friend, at Raoul's age the heart is so expansive that it must encircle one object or another, fancied or real.
Craig was never aware that his conversation and advances were received coldly, for to shift one's point of view beyond certain limits is impossible to the most liberal and expansive mind; we are none of us aware of the impression we produce on Brazilian monkeys of feeble understanding--it is possible they see hardly anything in us.
I have mentioned his dark locks--they were brushed sideways above a white and sufficiently expansive forehead; his cheek had a rather hectic freshness; his features might have done well on canvas, but indifferently in marble: they were plastic; character had set a stamp upon each; expression re-cast them at her pleasure, and strange metamorphoses she wrought, giving him now the mien of a morose bull, and anon that of an arch and mischievous girl; more frequently, the two semblances were blent, and a queer, composite countenance they made.