fulsome | fulsomeness

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

generous or abundant

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fulsome - flattering

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The word ‘fulsome’ is typically used to describe expressions of praise, apology, or gratitude in a formal way. However, it does not always have positive connotations. Occasionally the term can imply something exaggerated and insincere done to flatter or appease somebody, or to ingratiate yourself with them. These conflicting interpretations can lead to confusion.

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Synonyms
Antonyms unembellished,sincere

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  1. The media have been fulsome in their praise of the prominent politician who died last week. He was respected across the board.

  2. At the conference, Chris gave a brief speech to introduce the boss that was ingratiating to the point of fulsomeness.

  3. I was quick to offer a fulsome apology to that company for the delay in completing their order because they are one of our most important clients.

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