Thesaurus

fulsome

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of fulsome

1 overly or insincerely flattering
  • the player's fulsome praise for the coach showed just how hard he was trying to be named captain of the team

Synonyms for fulsome

Words Related to fulsome

Near Antonyms for fulsome

3 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • the author perpetuates some truly fulsome stereotypes in her novel

Synonyms for fulsome

Words Related to fulsome

Near Antonyms for fulsome

Antonyms for fulsome

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fulsome

Time Traveler for fulsome

Time Traveler

The first known use of fulsome was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast about fulsome

Cite this Entry

“Fulsome.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fulsome. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fulsome

Dictionary: Definition of fulsome

Nglish: Translation of fulsome for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fulsome for Arabic Speakers

Comments on fulsome

What made you want to look up fulsome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!