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adjective expansive pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspænsɪv/
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  1. 1
    formal friendly, generous, or willing to talk
    an expansive mood/wave/gesture/smile
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  2. 2
    including many things or a large area
    At 35, she has already created an expansive business empire.
    an expansive view across the valley
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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