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Synonyms for expansive
ɪkˈspæn sɪvex·pan·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expansiveadjective

    able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion

    "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"

    Synonyms:
    heroic, grand, talkative

    Antonyms:
    uncommunicative, distressed, unhappy, unimpressive, unexpansive, incommunicative, dysphoric

  2. expansive, grand, heroicadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    gilded, marvelous, heroical, heroic, rattling(a), deluxe, elevated, wondrous, imposing, desperate, rarified, noble-minded, lordly, talkative, wonderful, grand, marvellous, tremendous, distinguished, luxurious, idealistic, fantastic, exalted, opulent, princely, rarefied, sumptuous, epic, high-minded, august, terrific, high-flown, lofty, magisterial, howling(a), larger-than-life, sublime

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, unexpansive, uncommunicative, incommunicative, unimpressive, distressed, dysphoric

  3. expansiveadjective

    marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur

    Synonyms:
    heroic, grand, talkative

    Antonyms:
    incommunicative, unhappy, unimpressive, distressed, uncommunicative, unexpansive, dysphoric

  4. expansive, talkativeadjective

    friendly and open and willing to talk

    "wine made the guest expansive"

    Synonyms:
    loquacious, talkative, gabby, heroic, bigmouthed, chatty, blabby, blabbermouthed, talky, grand, garrulous

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive, distressed, unexpansive, uncommunicative, dysphoric, unhappy, incommunicative

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expansiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    diffusive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "expansive":

    expansionary, expansionist, scalable

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How to use expansive in a sentence?

  1. Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham:

    There are a lot of rocks out there that have been purposefully tamped down, that if were they turned over, would give us a more expansive view of the Saudi role.

  2. The Economy Ministry:

    Industrial orders all in all showed less momentum in the first half of the year, the business climate in industry reacted very moderately to the Brexit vote in the UK and remains slightly expansive.

  3. Carlo Cottarelli:

    Monetary policies have been very expansive in recent years and an adjustment is necessary, it's totally premature to speak of a crisis in China.

  4. Boyd Brown:

    Vincent is a big get. Not only is he the most popular Democrat in South Carolina, but he's a sitting state senator and has the most up to date and expansive voter file in the state.

  5. Craig Steinke:

    We know we have discovered a new sedimentary basin. It's up to 35,000 feet deep and it's a large and very expansive basin.


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