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fulsome

used in a sentence
2 meanings
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1  —as in:
not my intention to be fulsome
Definition compliments or praise given in an excessive manner — often implying insincerity
  • She gave me an embarrassingly fulsome introduction.
fulsome = compliments or praise given in an excessive manner — often implying insincerity
  • It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
fulsome = compliments or praise given in an excessive manner — often implying insincerity

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2  —as in:
a fulsome fund for emergencies
Definition 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.)
  • Our government is good at spending more when the economy is troubled, but does not save during fulsome times.
fulsome = 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.)
  • He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
fulsome = abundant

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