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expansive

Psychiatry lacking restraint in the expression of feelings, esp in having delusions of grandeur or being inclined to overvalue oneself or one's work
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This time the Frenchman was absent from the meal, and the General seemed to be in a more expansive vein.
cried the fisherman, with loud and expansive frankness, "that is a lucky question, and you could not put it to anybody better than to me, for in truth I can make you a famous reply.
Now, she was both diffident and importunate; extremely reserved sometimes with her friends, and strangely expansive with strangers.
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
He stretched himself once more before the fire and continued talking in his expansive, radiantly explanatory style.
As their acquaintance progressed--the actor was in an expansive mood, and talked much before coming to business--the feeling grew.
So he was, in a certain point of view--in his expansive intentions.
Near them sat a Chinaman, with a yellow face and an expansive smile, who was studying Western conditions at the University.
I have always cut off for you, without, God knows, wishing to do so, the joyous buds that spring incessantly from the fair tree of youth; so that at this moment I repent of not having made of you a more expansive, dissipated, animated man.
Down went the sun and down, not diving steeply, but passing northward as it sank, and then suddenly daylight and the expansive warmth of daylight had gone altogether, and the index of the statoscope quivered over to Descente.
Her beauty, now that she was flushed and animated, was more expansive than usual, and both the ladies felt the same desire to touch her.
Perhaps if they were more humorous they would not be so true to the British life and character present in them in the whole length and breadth of its expansive commonplaceness.