Meaning of fulsome

ful•some

Pronunciation: (fool'sum, ful'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. offensive to good taste, esp. as being excessive; overdone or gross: fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor.
  2. disgusting; sickening; repulsive: a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods.
  3. excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome admiration.
  4. encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America.
  5. abundant or copious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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