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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.
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Noun1.expansiveness - a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand; "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
impressiveness, magnificence, grandness, richness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
2.expansiveness - a friendly open trait of a talkative person
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative


[ɪkˈspænsɪvnɪs] N [of person] → carácter m sociable
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For in their interflowing aggregate, those grand fresh-water seas of ours --Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan, --possess an ocean-like expansiveness, with many of the ocean's noblest traits; with many of its rimmed varieties of races and of climes.
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