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Saturday, January 08, 2000

Definitions for fulsome

  1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
  2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.

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Citations for fulsome
He recorded the event in his journal: "Long evening visit from Mr. Langtree--a fulsome flatterer." Edward L. Widmer, Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City
Concealed disgust under the appearance of fulsome endearment. Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World
Origin of fulsome
Fulsome is from Middle English fulsom, from full + -som, "-some."