Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being expansive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale.
  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being expansive

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand

Etymologies

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expansive +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We know also that this last state is characterized by a high degree of expansiveness, which is also the outstanding property of heat.

    Man or Matter

  • Gibbons draws a viable enough distinction between the intricate formalism of Perec's fiction and the "expansiveness" of Pynchon, Wallace, and Vollmann (whose work might be more accurately characterized by what Tom LeClair has called the "art of excess"), but I wonder about the utility of of attributing these differences to national or geographical qualities -- "commensurate with the open spaces and endless distances of our continent."

    Art and Culture

  • That expansiveness which is the essence of the poetic element, they have not.

    XIV. English Traits. Literature

  • That expansiveness which is the essence of the poetic element, they have not.

    English Traits (1856)

  • The "expansiveness" will only be temporary, and last as long as it takes for the impulse to return and fill up the space again.

    One Cosmos

  • This shadow transmutes into wisdom by letting go of your self-importance and experiencing the enriching depth, expansiveness, and abundance of all life with equanimity.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • This shadow transmutes into wisdom by letting go of your self-importance and experiencing the enriching depth, expansiveness, and abundance of all life with equanimity.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • But as our telling swells to include many stories, we are made that much greater by the expansiveness of our humanity -- warts, joys and all.

    Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson: Expanding Circles Of Thanks

  • This shadow transmutes into wisdom by letting go of your self-importance and experiencing the enriching depth, expansiveness, and abundance of all life with equanimity.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

  • This shadow transmutes into wisdom by letting go of your self-importance and experiencing the enriching depth, expansiveness, and abundance of all life with equanimity.

    C. Clinton Sidle: The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

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