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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexpansiveex‧pan‧sive /ɪkˈspænsɪv/ AWL adjective  1 FRIENDLYvery friendly and willing to talk a lot Hauser was in an expansive mood.2 BIGvery large in area, or using a lot of space expansive beaches She flung her arms out in an expansive gesture.3 including a lot of information and using a lot of words an expansive definition It was written in an expansive style.4 relating to a business or economy becoming bigger or more successful expansive economic policiesexpansively adverbexpansiveness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
expansiveOur visitors became more expansive after a few beers.The new office building represents the company's expansive ambitions.The integration of state and society favoured a benevolent and expansive concept of the role of the state.Expansion in output was fuelled by growing external demand and generally expansive domestic economic policies.Now their romantic urgings and formal ambitions have come together in an expansive exploration of the universe.In such situations, hopes for a less active, more cautious and realistic, less expansive foreign policy were slim.The 1960s were expansive, golden years for the television networks.The house was only single-storey, but expansive in the Moorish style, with serial white arches and terracotta tiles.He was in an expansive mood, and enjoyed chatting to the sales assistants.an expansive selection of foodan expansive view of the beachexpansive moodAs noted, the frontier and the West had their own expansive mood.He was in an expansive mood, and enjoyed chatting to the sales assistants.Why not go along with Luke's expansive mood for just so long as it took to finish her drink?Mr. Salmond Given that the Minister is in such expansive mood I will press him on the matter of training.expansive gestureTheirs was not a relationship of expansive gestures like that.
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