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Word: fulsome

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


Sentences Containing 'fulsome'

In the preface to the "Introduction to the Theory of Statistics" Yule gave fulsome thanks to Hooker for his help.
Sutton has caught the attention of several developers of late as a "hidden gem", and as a result is set to gain hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in new mixed-use schemes in its high street area; one worth around one hundred million pounds on its own was granted planning approval in mid-2013, and another major development at the north end of the High Street area was approved in December 2013 after a very fulsome public consultation process - see separate article Sutton High Street for further details and citations on a selection of these schemes.
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.
When the children's programme "Blue Peter" acquired a pet cat in January 2007, it held an internet vote to choose a name for the animal. In September of that year, it was revealed that viewers had selected the name Cookie, but producers changed the result to Socks instead, leading to accusations of breach of audience trust. A fulsome apology to viewers was subsequently made on the programme.

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