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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Smug self-serving earnestness; Excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm.

Usage examples (25)
  • Adjective : fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor. ,a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods. ,fulsome admiration. ,a...
  • In short: a man who's fulsomeness, is fulsomely described.
  • The city, though without the fulsomeness of Babylon, had opened its gates at once.
  • The jade's fulsomeness had so tir'd me that I began to devise which was to get off. for more
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