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See definition of expansive on Dictionary.com
  • adj.broad, comprehensive
  • adj.talkative

synonyms for expansive

  • extensive
  • far-reaching
  • inclusive
  • wide-ranging
  • all-embracing
  • ample
  • big
  • dilatant
  • elastic
  • expanding
  • expansile
  • great
  • large
  • scopic
  • scopious
  • stretching
  • thorough
  • unrepressed
  • unsuppressed
  • voluminous
  • wide
  • widespread
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antonyms for expansive

MOST RELEVANT
  • narrow
  • limited
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • silent
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How to use expansive in a sentence

Particles were out, and fields — expansive, undulating entities that fill space like an ocean — were in.
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It is the perfect geographical recipe for creating expansive wetlands—and therefore the perfect habitat for star-nosed moles.
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They chose these states because of their expansive and high-quality highway systems, good weather, and large trucking industry.
WAYMO JUST STARTED TESTING ITS DRIVERLESS TRUCKS IN TEXASVANESSA BATES RAMIREZAUGUST 27, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
After all, under an expansive view of “most valuable,” there can be more candidates from which to choose.
MVP VOTING HAS NEVER BEEN MORE BORINGOWEN PHILLIPSAUGUST 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Fuel oil began to leak into the expansive turquoise blue lagoon outside the coastal village of Mahébourg.
MAURITIUS IS REELING FROM A DEVASTATING OIL SPILL AND FEARS OF AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTERADAM MOOLNAAUGUST 12, 2020QUARTZ
The drawing shows the simplicity of parts of this highly expansive steam-engine, beginning the up-stroke with steam of 100 lbs.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The Herland 33-inch pole high-pressure expansive steam puffer-engine commenced its up-stroke with steam of 150 lbs.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The Wheal Prosper 16-inch pole high-pressure expansive steam vacuum engine commenced its up-stroke with steam of 100 lbs.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The principle of expansive working and momentum of moving parts was of necessity modified in its application to pump-work.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The valve open while the plunger-pole ascended 20 inches, then went the remainder of the 10-feet stroke expansive.
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPANSIVE

  • all-around
  • all-inclusive
  • broad
  • broad-spectrum
  • comprehensive
  • expansive
  • extended
  • extensive
  • far-reaching
  • global
  • inclusive
  • overall
  • sweeping
  • wide-ranging
  • wide-reaching
  • widespread
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