Origin of fulsome
usage note for fulsome
Today, both fulsome and fulsomely are also used in senses closer to the original one: The sparse language of the new Prayer Book contrasts with the fulsome language of Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer. Later they discussed the topic more fulsomely. These uses are often criticized on the grounds that fulsome must always retain its connotations of “excessive” or “offensive.” The common phrase fulsome praise is thus sometimes ambiguous in modern use.
OTHER WORDS FROM fulsomeful·some·ly, adverbful·some·ness, nounun·ful·some, adjective
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How to use fulsome in a sentence
The difference is like getting two recommended doses of coronavirus vaccines instead of one — the additional mask offers more fulsome protection against the virus.Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say|Fenit Nirappil|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
When she wrote to some American stars the response was less fulsome.
Whatever fulsome cliché of brilliance you want to attach to Hoffman is merited.
This occurs even as they proclaim their fulsome concern for “future generations.”It Can Happen Here: Europe’s Screwed Generation and America’s|Joel Kotkin|June 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Clemmons was fulsome in his praise for Jews who have taken up residence on territory that Israel captured from Jordan in 1967.
Rather, he sees her fulsome interest in sex as a small rebellion against the fundamentalist world that she was born into.
The critics were fulsome in their praise and the public was lavish with its plaudits, but I was abjectly miserable.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
I remember the fuss they made about it in the society papers—fulsome, sickenin' sort of hog-wash they wrote.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Then at last the eunuch spoke, his imperturbable smile swelling to a fulsome grin.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Do they not bring moral discredit on a great creed, and tend to reduce it to the low level of mere and fulsome cant?Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value|Arthur Glyn Leonard
Many letters were filled with fulsome praise and compliment, usually of one pattern.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine