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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulsome  \Ful"some\,  a.  [Full,  a.  +  -some.] 
  1.  Full;  abundant;  plenteous;  not  shriveled.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  lean,  pale,  hoar,  and  withered  corpse  grew 
  fulsome,  fair,  and  fresh.  --Golding. 
 
  2.  Offending  or  disgusting  by  overfullness,  excess,  or 
  grossness;  cloying;  gross;  nauseous;  esp.,  offensive  from 
  excess  of  praise;  as  fulsome  flattery. 
 
  And  lest  the  fulsome  artifice  should  fail  Themselves 
  will  hide  its  coarseness  with  a  veil.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  Lustful;  wanton;  obscene;  also  tending  to  obscenity. 
  [Obs.]  ``Fulsome  ewes.''  --Shak.  --  {Ful"some*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ful"some*ness},  n.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fulsome 
  adj  :  unpleasantly  and  excessively  suave  or  ingratiating  in  manner 
  or  speech;  "buttery  praise";  "gave  him  a  fulsome 
  introduction";  "an  oily  sycophantic  press  agent"; 
  "oleaginous  hypocrisy";  "smarmy  self-importance";  "the 
  unctuous  Uriah  Heep"  [syn:  {buttery},  {oily},  {oleaginous}, 
  {smarmy},  {unctuous}] 




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