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fulsome

adjective uk   /ˈfʊl.səm/ formal us  
expressing a lot of admiration or praise for someone, often too much, in a way that does not sound sincere: Her new book has received fulsome praise from the critics. Our guests were fulsome in their compliments about the food.
fulsomely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He thanked her fulsomely for her help.
fulsomeness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “fulsome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分恭維的, 諂媚的, 言過其實的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分恭维的, 谄媚的, 言过其实的…
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