Adjective "Expansive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive.
  1. 'The going wasn't easy, as they fought their way out of a thick bramble forest the first day, and, during the second day, found themselves entering a wide, expansive plain.'
  2. 'This thankfully flat area of expansive squares and elegant, grid-patterned streets is Lisbon's main shopping precinct.'
  3. 'As a farmer, he proved canny in cattle dealing and land purchase with the result that his holding is now one of the most expansive in the area.'
  4. 'When you have a substantial home surrounded by a small yard, it can be difficult to create the illusion of having an expansive garden and inviting spaces for outdoor living.'
  5. 'The Black Rock Desert is a place of sublime expansive space.'
  6. 'This expansive yard and storage area will be a focal point for the festival.'
  7. 'Along with five cinemas, the largest of which can seat 250 customers, there will also be a coffee shop and seating area in the expansive lobby.'
  8. 'He is proving to be a capable fielder - even in the expansive area of his home park.'
  9. 'To provide sufficient privacy while still getting the expansive outdoor living spaces he and his family wanted, he'd have to come up with some clever maneuvers.'
  10. 'Yet much of the current discussion uses the term in a more expansive way to mean just about any comprehensive worldview.'
(of a person or their manner) relaxed and genially frank and communicative.
  1. 'It's not that they were perfect, but they were expansive, engaged and disciplined.'
  2. 'People are really expansive and ready to be up there and give of themselves you know, and be at their best.'
  3. 'She is a very charismatic actor so it doesn't take all that much to establish her as a beloved, expansive grandmother, endlessly giving and loyal.'
  4. 'His father was an outgoing, large and expansive man while his mother was a polite, passive person who Tom describes as a pushover.'
  5. 'Although it would probably work, while inebriated Chris tended to have a massively expansive personality, and he exaggerated an awful lot.'
  6. 'A colossus - in girth at least - he felt he could engulf the United States in his expansive personality.'
  7. 'He was expansive and funny and didn't ask questions.'
  8. 'We start low and slow but ultimately we should always find a very ecstatic and expansive manner in which to proclaim our peace.'
  9. 'The women were more expansive when offered the chance to suggest the kinds of services they would like to see offered in the community.'
Tending towards economic or political expansion.
  1. 'And when there are people looking for work and they can't find a job, it means we're going to continue to try to put pro-growth, expansive policies in place.'
  2. 'The finance ministers had managed to limit the impact of fiscal retrenchment somewhat by an expansive monetary policy.'
  3. 'In 1856 the financial climate was favorable to a more expansive policy towards company formation.'
  4. 'Hours after getting the Nobel news on October 10, he spoke to reporters about his expansive approach to economics.'
  5. 'Overly expansive government policies would raise inflation and cause a balance-of-payments deficit, which put downward pressure on the pound.'
  6. 'This is the most expansive of the regional political models.'
  7. 'In a commencement speech at military school, the president announced an expansive new policy of pre-emptive military action.'
  8. 'A vibrant and expansive economy produces jobs and innovations.'


1. having a wide range or extent; comprehensive; extensive: expansive mountain scenery.

2. (of a person's character or speech) effusive, unrestrained, free, or open: Our expansive host welcomed us warmly.

3. tending to expand or capable of expanding.

4. causing expansion: the expansive force of heat.

5. working by expansion, as an engine.

6. Psychiatry. marked by an abnormal euphoric state and by delusions of grandeur.

More examples(as adjective)

"policies can be expansive at moments."

"policies can be expansive as strongs."

"places can be expansive in/at/on minutes."

"places can be expansive in finals."

"people can be expansive in complainings."

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