Definition of fulsome adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfʊlsəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʊlsəm//
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too generous in praising or thanking somebody, or in saying sorry, so that you do not sound sincere a fulsome apology He was fulsome in his praise of the Prime Minister. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘abundant’): from full + -some.
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