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"expansive" in British English

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expansiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈspæn.sɪv/
expansively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
expansiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of expansive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"expansive" in American English

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expansiveadjective

 us   /ɪkˈspæn·sɪv/
  • expansive adjective (FRIENDLY)

[not gradable] friendly, ​generous and ​willing to ​talk
  • expansive adjective (WIDE)

wide in ​area: The ​sealsformsmallgroups on the expansive ​beaches where they ​breed.
(Definition of expansive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “expansive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 倾谈, 友善健谈的, 豪爽的…
in Turkish samimi, içten, konuşkan…
in Russian расположенный поговорить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傾談, 友善健談的, 豪爽的…
in Polish wylewny…
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