from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Effusive cordiality.
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- n. Animated cordiality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Demonstrative warmth or cordiality of manner; display of enthusiasm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eagerness; cordiality; demonstrative demeanor.
French, from (s')empresser, to be eager : en-, in; see en-1 + presser, to press (from Old French; see press1).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)