Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being fulsome, in any sense.

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  • noun The state or quality of being fulsome or showing overdone and insincere flattery.

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  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
  • noun excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

Etymologies

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fulsome +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Some people will love all that writerly fulsomeness; others might admire the writer’s vision, but long for more room to breathe.

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  • Some people will love all that writerly fulsomeness; others might admire the writer’s vision, but long for more room to breathe.

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  • Some people will love all that writerly fulsomeness; others might admire the writer’s vision, but long for more room to breathe.

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  • In short: a man who's fulsomeness, is fulsomely described.

    Jason Linkins: Murdoch, by Definition

  • The Times piece does an outstanding job at clarifying the gains Murdoch has historically made by working that third definition of fulsomeness.

    Jason Linkins: Murdoch, by Definition

  • A cursory reading of Jaroslav Pelikan's brilliant Mary Through the Centuries will acquaint any reader with the fulsomeness of such debates.

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  • 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.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A cursory reading of Jaroslav Pelikan's brilliant Mary Through the Centuries will acquaint any reader with the fulsomeness of such debates.

    A Protestant appreciation of Mary

  • HAGEL: Well, there is little question about the fulsomeness of Bob Kerrey's courage, his patriotism, his heroism, his leadership, putting others first.

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  • The city, though without the fulsomeness of Babylon, had opened its gates at once.

    The Persian Boy

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