- able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
"the expansive force of fire"
- marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
- I'd never seen such expansive scenery.
- When you travel abroad, you feel very expansive, and it's easy to overspend in a mood like that.
- The interested parties take the view that this would be an expansive and retroactive interpretation of the EC Treaty state aid rules which is incompatible with the internationally recognised principles of legal certainty and legitimate expectations.
- The above refunding of the IBB reserve ensures that, in the context of the divestment of government assistance business, the bank does not have a core‐capital ratio in excess of the minimum essential to long-term viability which it might be able to use for expansive business strategies damaging to competitors.