expansive

Expansive is all about being able to grow or get larger. An expansive piece of land is large, an expansive mind is one that is always thinking of the big picture, an expansive vocabulary is one that holds lots of words.

Warning: don't confuse expansive, "large," with expensive, "high priced." They differ by only one letter but mean very different things. A Big Mac may contain what McDonald's advertizes as an expansive all-beef patty, but it isn't expensive food.

DEFINITIONS OF: expansive

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adj able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion

Expansive materials”
“the expansive force of fire”
Synonyms
distensible
capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand
cavernous, erectile
filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
expandable, expandible, expansible
able to expand or be expanded
inflatable
designed to be filled with air or gas
Antonyms:
unexpansive
showing no tendency to expand

adj of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

“an expansive lifestyle”
Synonyms:
grand, heroic
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression

adj friendly and open and willing to talk

“wine made the guest expansive
Synonyms:
talkative
communicative, communicatory
able or tending to communicate

adj marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur

Synonyms
euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
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