Definitions

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  • adj. Disposed to embrace; fond of caressing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed to embrace; fond of caressing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to embracing; caressing.

Etymologies

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embrace +‎ -ive

Examples

  • Whether you are a Native American, follow an earth based tradition, believe in one God, multiple representations of God or No God, you must feel the embracive inclusion.

    Mike Ghouse: Rick Perry Has To Prove His Sincerity

  • But after a few minutes the group relaxed and their warm, embracive spirit was in evidence.

    Michael Kaiser: My Trip to Zanzibar

  • I think Obama's open, embracive, pacifist-like approach is timely with regard to foreign affairs.

    Obama Offers Most Extensive Response Yet To Questions About Rev. Wright

  • I hope the actual video lives up to expectations and provides some insight into how educators can merge with the cyber-savvy world in a positive and embracive way.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • There's also a new embracive nuclear power even by some environmental groups.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2008

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To be all-embracive of the whole country, we decided to name this tour "Cheech and Chong, light up America."

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2008

  • As ridiculous as Apocalypto is, it's technical qualities are damned impressive, but it'll be the more popular, embracive Dead Man's Chest that will accrue enough attention to take home the gold.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Not less kind in her way, though less expensive and embracive, was

    The Newcomes

  • I find that a person with a larger beard generally tends to be more hippie-like, or rather embracive of less capitalist type systems.

    The beard theorem

  • CROSS: It ` s a growing experience, and I ` m learning more about myself and learning to be more tolerant, learning to be more accepting and more embracive and less judgmental as a reporter and as a human being.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2006

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