Definition of expansively in English:


Pronunciation /ɪkˈspansɪvli//ɛkˈspansɪvli/


  • See expansive

    • ‘When he found out I was just arriving from Kansas, he spread his arms expansively and barked, ‘Welcome to New York!’’
    • ‘We withdrew in that second half, we didn't play as expansively as we can.’
    • ‘Both are reluctant to talk about it too expansively because it marks how successful they have been in ‘convincing’ suppliers to help.’
    • ‘The principles for the protection of minorities are expansively spelled out in this resolution, much of which are also guaranteed in our Constitution.’
    • ‘The fire spits comfortably in the grate, the lawns outside the window stretch expansively, and it is obvious that he has done well.’