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Fulsome 1100 Words You Need Week 21 Day 1

Fulsome 1100 Words You Need

Fulsome 1100 Words You Need

/ˈfʊls(ə)m/ (adj)

excessive, too extreme, insincere, excessively complimentary, flattering, immoderate, sycophantic, obsequious, lavish, overgenerous, fawning

Fulsome has a useful meaning as insincerely gushing, cloying and annoyingly excessive. I’ve written here in the past that this meaning is under siege. Now I’d say it’s on life support.

Many people use fulsome as a synonym for effusive, which is unfortunate, since effusive does that job quite nicely and fulsome is needed elsewhere. Many others use it simply to mean full or complete. “For example,” reader Norman MacInnes writes, “I spotted the following sentence in a judgment posted on the Ontario Court of Appeal website today: ‘While the few authorities to this point are very helpful, in my view, the degree of analysis is now more involved when a more fulsome consideration is given to the legislation and to more recent legal authority.’ The following sentence was posted today on a law firm website: ‘For a more fulsome discussion of this case, please see this week’s Podcast.’ They do not seem to be aware that the primary meaning of fulsome is ‘excessively and insincerely flattering.’

Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/

Antonyms: sincere, honest

Noun: fulsomeness

Adverb: fulsomely

Farsi: بیش از حد، افراطی

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