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- n. The state or quality of being fulsome or showing overdone and insincere flattery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being fulsome, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. smug self-serving earnestness
- n. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Some people will love all that writerly fulsomeness; others might admire the writers vision, but long for more room to breathe.
In short: a man who's fulsomeness, is fulsomely described.
The Times piece does an outstanding job at clarifying the gains Murdoch has historically made by working that third definition of fulsomeness.
Turks of all sorts, men and women, and all over Greece, and those hot countries; to absterge belike that fulsomeness of sweat, to which they are there subject.
A cursory reading of Jaroslav Pelikan's brilliant Mary Through the Centuries will acquaint any reader with the fulsomeness of such debates.
HAGEL: Well, there is little question about the fulsomeness of Bob Kerrey's courage, his patriotism, his heroism, his leadership, putting others first.
The city, though without the fulsomeness of Babylon, had opened its gates at once.
Even fulsomeness, when the heart is in it, does not disgust the just man like sycophancy.
Gentleman: But he answer'd, That our Language wanted words to express the fulsomeness of our Crimes, calling us _Dogs_, and _Swine_, and _Goats_, and
The jade's fulsomeness had so tir'd me that I began to devise which was to get off.
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