What is another word for fulsome?

Pronunciation: [fˈʌlsʌm] (IPA)

Fulsome is a word that can have both negative and positive connotations depending on the context it is used in. It can mean excessively, insincerely, or over-the-top. However, it can also mean abundant, generous, and copious. Synonyms for fulsome with negative connotations include exaggerated, ingratiating, cloying, and sugary. On the other hand, synonyms with positive connotations include lavish, bountiful, ample, and expansive. It is important to understand the nuances of various synonyms for fulsome to ensure that the intended meaning is conveyed effectively in any given sentence.

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What are the opposite words for fulsome?

Fulsome is a word that is often used to describe excessive or insincere flattery. Antonyms for fulsome include words like sincere, genuine, modest, and reserved. These words describe qualities that are the opposite of what is often associated with fulsome praise. For example, someone who is sincere in their compliments is genuine in their appreciation, while someone who is using fulsome flattery may be excessive and insincere. Similarly, a person who is modest in their praise is reserved in their compliments, whereas someone using fulsome language would use exaggerated or over-the-top language to show their admiration.

Usage examples for Fulsome

Such correspondents often indulge in insinuations, or fulsome flattery, which must be carefully eliminated.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
This, of course, led to fulsome and cringing eulogies.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
A speech for him was generally a mere frantic denunciation of whatever and whoever was opposed to him, coupled with fulsome adulation of "the old hero."
"Thomas Hart Benton"
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous quotes with Fulsome

  • I am not accustomed to pay fulsome compliments to the English, by telling them that they are superior to all the world; but this I can say, that they do not deserve the name of cowards.
    Richard Cobden
  • A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
    George Jean Nathan
  • A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
    George Jean Nathan
  • Heed not the flatterer?s fulsome talk, He from thee hopes some trifle to obtain; Thou wilt, shouldst thou his wishes baulk, Ten hundred times as much of censure gain.
    Saadi Shirazi
  • I love to read the dedications of old books written in monarchies—for they invariably honor some (usually insignificant) knight or duke with fulsome words of sycophantic insincerity, praising him as the light of the universe (in hopes, no doubt, for a few ducats to support future work); this old practice makes me feel like such an honest and upright man, by comparison, when I put a positive spin, perhaps ever so slightly exaggerated, on a grant proposal.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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