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fulsome

adjective

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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

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

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

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“Fulsome.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fulsome. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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