Definition of suffusive in US English:



  • See suffuse

    • ‘But a truly suffusive atmosphere to make all these elements coalesce into something provocative is absent from the proceedings.’
    • ‘The characters' search of their own identities and the struggle that ensues is the most suffusive theme throughout The Great Gatsby.’
    • ‘The slickness of Bob Fosse's choreography is suffusive.’
    • ‘It's almost fruitless to say that design is or needs one thing or another, since design is such suffusive and mercurial thing.’
    • ‘The suffusive use of red throughout the film has an overwhelming intensity reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers.’