1. Fulsome became a point of dispute when sense 1, thought to be obsolete in the 19th century, began to be revived in the 20th
2. In the 13th century when it was first used, Fulsome meant simply “abundant or copious.” It later developed additional senses of “offensive, gross” and “disgusting, sickening,” probably by association with foul, and still later a sense of excessiveness: a Fulsome disease; a Fulsome meal, replete with too much of everything.
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3. Usage Note: The original meaning of Fulsome was "copious, abundant." But Fulsome is now most often used of remarks that involve excessive praise or ingratiating flattery, as in Their Fulsome compliments were viewed as an awkward attempt at winning approval.
4. / ˈfʊl.səm / 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
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5. Hundreds of years ago Fulsome used to mean "abundant," but now it's more often used to describe an ingratiating manner or an excess of flattery that might provoke an onlooker to mime gagging.
6. The definition of Fulsome is something abundant or bountiful, or praise that is heaped or lavished on to the point of being excessive
7. When your corn harvest produces three times as much corn as last year's harvest did, this is an example of a harvest that would be described as Fulsome.
8. Fulsome seems like an emphatic way of saying “full” or “complete,” and, indeed, the oldest use of the word in English goes back to the 1200s, when it meant “copious.”
9. Fulsome (comparative Fulsomer, superlative Fulsomest) Offensive to good taste, tactless, overzealous, excessive
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10. The difference is like getting two recommended doses of coronavirus vaccines instead of one — the additional mask offers more Fulsome protection against the virus
11. Fulsome Two of the traditional senses of Fulsome are (1) offensively, excessively flattering, and (2) excessive in a distasteful way
12. A Fulsome piece of music, for instance, might be one that is overloud and too busy-sounding.
13. Many people take Fulsome to mean "abundant" or "lavish." But be wary of writing the likes of He received a Fulsome tribute or Please accept my Fulsome apology.The word actually means something darker: "excessive," "fawning," even "disgusting."
14. Adjective If you describe expressions of praise, apology, or gratitude as Fulsome, you disapprove of them because they are exaggerated and elaborate, so that they sound insincere.
15. Usage Although the earliest use of Fulsome (first recorded in the 13th century) was ‘generous or abundant’, this meaning is now regarded by some people as wrong
16. In the 13th century when it was first used, Fulsome meant simply "abundant or copious.'' It later developed additional senses of "offensive, gross'' and "disgusting, sickening,'' probably by association with foul, …
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17. Although Fulsome's original meaning from the 13th to the 16th century was full and abundant, the negative sense had overtaken the word by the 17th century
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18. To say today that a speech is Fulsome …
19. Examples of Fulsome in a sentence
20. The stranger’s Fulsome attention put me on edge
21. 🔊 In an attempt to earn a promotion, Sarah offended her boss with her Fulsome compliments
22. 🔊 I can always count on my best friend to be honest with me and not Fulsome when telling me how I
23. Definition of Fulsome in the Definitions.net dictionary
24. What does Fulsome mean? Information and translations of Fulsome in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on …
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27. Learner's definition of Fulsome [more Fulsome; most Fulsome] formal : expressing something (such as praise or thanks) in a very enthusiastic or emotional way — often used in a disapproving way to describe words that seem excessive or insincere They were Fulsome in their praise of her efforts.
28. A Fulsome speech or piece of writing sounds insincere because it contains too much praise, expressions of thanks etc Fulsome gratitude/praise/tribute etc The book contains a Fulsome dedication to his wife
29. —Fulsomely adverb a Fulsomely congratulatory message —Fulsomeness noun [ uncountable] Examples from the Corpus Fulsome • But as aspiring authors know, there is more to a blockbuster than a …
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30. The Fulsome family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920
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31. The most Fulsome families were found in the USA in 1880
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32. In 1840 there were 3 Fulsome families living in Maine
33. This was about 75% of all the recorded Fulsome's in the USA
34. But by the 16th century, Fulsome’s meaning had taken “full” overboard, to “satiating, cloying, excessive.” Shakespeare used it often, meaning “loathsome” and “rank with lust.”
35. Disgusting or offensive: "With the stink of decaying corpses so near her cave suddenly she felt overpowered by the Fulsome reek" (Jean Auel)
36. Definition of Fulsome adjective in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
37. Fulsome now has two separate meanings and it isn’t always clear which meaning a writer intended
38. To give Fulsome praise was to praise lavishly.
39. Fulsome is a character in Torment: Tides of Numenera
40. The Fulsome thanks of the war-torn nation lifted our weary spirits
41. Braising was a liberation for me, understanding how liquor, the aromatics and the meat meld mysteriously into a unified flavour of Fulsome fabulousness
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42. The adjective Fulsome can be defined as "unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech." Historically, it has also meant "disgusting or offensive," or "copious or abundant." Fulsome dates to the 1200s, when its components (ful + som) gave it the meaning "abundant, full," says the Online Etymology Dictionary
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43. The word Fulsome is itself becoming incomprehensible
44. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed Whichever approach reviewers of Suite Française took — whether they followed the ‘lost book by dead writer’ angle, or played the French guilt card — they all used the limited space left after biography to indulge in Fulsome but often strangely
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45. Fulsome (adj.) mid-13c., "abundant, plentiful," Middle English compound of ful "full" (see full (adj.)) + -som "to a considerable degree" (see -some (1))
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46. Synonyms for Fulsome in Free Thesaurus
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47. 29 synonyms for Fulsome: extravagant, excessive, over the top, sickening, overdone, fawning, nauseating
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50. Fulsome, then, etymologically speaking, is “characterized by fullness, or being full.” When it first appeared in the mid-13th century, Fulsome usually had a positive connotation
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51. Fulsome praise and limited critiques only do them a disservice
52. The intern's ceaselessly Fulsome manner wasn't winning him any points.
53. Translation for 'Fulsome' in the free English-German dictionary and many other German translations.
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54. Find 35 ways to say Fulsome, along with antonyms, related words, and example sentences at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus.
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55. Definition and synonyms of Fulsome from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.
56. This is the British English definition of Fulsome.View American English definition of Fulsome.
57. Excessively or insincerely lavish: Fulsome admiration
58. Encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a Fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America
59. Dictionary entry overview: What does Fulsome mean? • Fulsome (adjective) The adjective Fulsome has 1 sense:
60. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech Familiarity information: Fulsome used as an adjective is very rare.
61. The Shifting Meaning of ‘Fulsome’ The meaning of the word, popular in Washington, D.C
62. Does the word Fulsome have a positive connotation or negative? Depends on whom you ask
63. Find words for Fulsome in Spanish in this Spanish-English dictionary
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64. Traducir Fulsome de Inglés a español.
65. Fulsome - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions
66. Principal Translations: Inglés: Español: Fulsome adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (praise: lavish) obsequioso/a adj adjetivo: Describe el sustantivo.Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa [b]grande[/b]", "mujer [b]alta[/b]").
67. Her new book has received Fulsome praise from the critics
68. I was disgusted by her Fulsome flattery
69. He was too Fulsome in his praise
70. The book contains a Fulsome dedication to his wife