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fulsome

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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
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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
  • "And bless our sister in her weakness and affliction." Whom did he mean? Heavens, was he talking about Mercy? Had the man no perception at all? How Mercy must be shriveling at the fulsome words.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
fulsome = excessively sympathetic

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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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