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English definition of “fulsome”

fulsome

adjective     /ˈfʊl.səm/ formal
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.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingShowing respect and admiration fulsomely     /-li/ adverb He thanked her fulsomely for her help.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingShowing respect and admiration fulsomeness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of fulsome adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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