Antonyms of adj effusive

2 senses of effusive

Sense 1
burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing -- (uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly panting tones")

INDIRECT (VIA lively) -> dull -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

Sense 2
effusive, gushing (prenominal), gushy -- (extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry")

INDIRECT (VIA demonstrative) -> undemonstrative -- (not given to open expression of emotion)

Similarity of adj effusive

2 senses of effusive

Sense 1
burbling, burbly, effusive, gushing -- (uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm; "a novel told in burbly panting tones")
       => lively (vs. dull) -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Sense 2
effusive, gushing (prenominal), gushy -- (extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry")
       => demonstrative (vs. undemonstrative) -- (given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family")

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