Definition of effusively in US English:



  • See effusive

    • ‘He speaks effusively about his children, his garden, his life-saving triple heart bypass operation in 1992, which ‘changed’ him.’
    • ‘Both were seen effusively greeting each other.’
    • ‘It is rare that I babble this effusively and uncritically about a movie.’
    • ‘By now we're also well versed in the sociability of the canal, greeting fellow boaters effusively and chatting with passers-by at locks, where we are often the main attraction.’
    • ‘I thanked her effusively and told her that it was a more thoughtful, suitable gift for me than anything I'd probably get from my own family.’