1. flowing profusely

a gushing hydrant


pouring flood waters

Syn: ↑pouring
Similar to: ↑running
2. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

a novel told in burbly panting tones

Syn: ↑burbling, ↑burbly, ↑effusive
Similar to: ↑lively
Derivationally related forms: ↑effusiveness (for: ↑effusive)
3. extravagantly demonstrative

insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship


a large gushing female


write unrestrained and gushy poetry

Syn: ↑effusive, ↑gushy
Similar to: ↑demonstrative
Derivationally related forms: ↑gush (for: ↑gushy)

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