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fulsome

to be insincerely complimentary

TRANSLATION

├╝bertrieben, auch: widerlich, ekelhaft

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"'We've had some problems with recent Iranians and Somalis receiving a fulsome welcome. This is an opportunity to say we are a multicultural society and that we welcome all cultures in our country,' said Mr Terris."

(Hank Schouten, Terris favours Settlers Day, The Evening Post, 2nd Feb 1998)

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Wordwise: from Middle English fulsom, abundant, well-fed, arousing disgust : ful, full + -som, adjective suff.

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