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Word: fulsome

Definition: disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire

Sentences Containing 'fulsome'

These creatures being puffed up with the fulsome flattery of a set of flesh-flies, which are continually buzzing about them, carry themselves with the utmost insolence imaginable; insomuch, that you must speak to them with a great deal of deference, or you are sure to be affronted.

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