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fulsome

Pronunciation: /ˈfʊlsəm/

Translation of fulsome in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [praise] empalagoso, exagerado; [manner/gratitude] excesivamente efusivo
    Example sentences
    • And in Congress politics, fulsome flattery and obsequious loyalty play a vital role.
    • If the compliment seems fulsome, it must be remembered that Meres has higher praise and more of it for Shakespeare's fellow Warwickshireman, Michael Drayton.
    • Encouraged by success, he went to Rome, collected rich patrons, and with fulsome flattery won, but failed to keep, the favour of the tyrant Domitian.

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