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English definition of “fulsome”

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.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingShowing respect and admiration
fulsomely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He thanked her fulsomely for her help.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingShowing respect and admiration
fulsomeness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of fulsome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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