[ ih-fyoo-siv ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
17th century; English; from the Latin effūsīvus "generating profusely, lavish," from the Latin verb effundere "to pour out," from fundere "to pour"
  • ebullient extravagant
  • apathetic disinterested
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
A) The host's effusive demeanor led everyone to gossip about her lack of decorum, which in turn led to some poor reviews. B) A combination of poor training and effusive staff members led to the store's declining sales.
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