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fulsomeness


  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]: 
 
  fulsomeness 
  n  1:  excessive  but  superficial  compliments  given  with  affected 
  charm  [syn:  {unction},  {smarm}] 
  2:  smug  self-serving  earnestness  [syn:  {oiliness},  {oleaginousness}, 
  {smarminess},  {unctuousness},  {unction}] 




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