effusive vs gushy what difference

what is difference between effusive and gushy



From the stem of Latin effundēre +‎ -ive, from ex- (out of) +‎ fundō (pour), 1660s.


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈfjuːsɪv/


effusive (comparative more effusive, superlative most effusive)

  1. Gushy; unrestrained, extravagant or excessive (in emotional expression).
  2. (archaic) Pouring, spilling out freely; overflowing.
  3. (geology, of igneous rock) Extrusive; having solidified after being poured out as molten lava.

Derived terms

  • effusively
  • effusiveness






  1. feminine plural of effusivo



gush +‎ -y


gushy (comparative gushier, superlative gushiest)

  1. Gushing; effusive and often emotional.
  2. (uncommon) Tending to gush, to produce a large flow of liquid.
    • 1994, Houghton Mifflin Company, Insight, Insight Guides, Insight Guide Hawaii, Insight Guides (→ISBN)
      Spouting water: Early Hawaiians named this l l/2-mile strip of coast Waikiki, or “spouting water,” its inland part a swamp nurtured by descending mountain streams and gushy spring waters. As early as the 1400s, Hawaiians utilized this water …
    • 2007, Rechella, Players Got Played, Kensington Books (→ISBN), page 112:
      Off with my beige bikini set, then he parted my legs and went straight for for the gushy pussy and gushy it was. I was seeping like a loose faucet.
    • 2015, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 1, Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division (→ISBN):
      Just as underground water wells up in a gushy spring, when a bore is sunk down to that depth, []

Related terms

  • gushiness
  • gushily (adverb)


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