What is the meaning of gushing?


  • Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet.
    • usage: "water gushed forth"
  • Praise enthusiastically.
    • usage: "She raved about that new restaurant"
  • Issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth.
    • usage: "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"


  • Flowing profusely.
    • usage: "a gushing hydrant"; "pouring flood waters"
  • Uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm.
    • usage: "a novel told in burbly panting tones"
  • Extravagantly demonstrative.
    • usage: "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"
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APAWordNet. (2010). gushing. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/gushing/definitions/1175191
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