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fulsome
as in:  a fulsome fund for emergencies


Our government is good at spending more when the economy is troubled, but does not save during fulsome times.
  abundant

(editor’s note:  this sense of the word is frequently used in historic literature, but today the word is more commonly used to describe compliments or praise as excessive—often implying insincerity.)
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fulsome fulsomely
Notes:
It is not uncommon to see fulsome used in both the disparaging and neutral manner. Accordingly, it might be best to avoid using the neutral usage to describe people since it could inadvertently carry negative connotations to some who hear it.
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  • Our government is good at spending more when the economy is troubled, but does not save during fulsome times.
  • He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fulsome [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Classic Literature, Philosophy
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