fulsome fulsome  /ˈfʊl səm/


  • (adj) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech


  1. His wild concoctions of brassy humor and fulsome sentiment seem to them out of fashion without being smartly retro.
  2. Fed policy over the past quarter-century has been asymmetrical: it bailed institutions out of trouble but did ever less to restrain them during fulsome times.
  3. That's the Golden Globes when it's in full, fulsome flower.


  • Myanmar's Pivot To West Is No Shoo-In For U.S. Carpetbaggers

    Myanmar's transition to democracy has drawn fulsome praise from Western powers who recognise a pivot when they see one. Conversely, the biggest external loser is China, which backed the former junta and was rewarded with sweetheart deals for natural resources. So when Myanmar announced last year that it was opening up its telecoms sector to foreign investment, the bidding process took on a ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "The Prime Minister has heard from some Canadians on this and I think it's better to have a fulsome debate rather than just shuffling it off," said Industry Minister Tony Clement, adding the debate will be founded on historical research and...
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Tony Clement Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "Does it embarrass me? No it doesn't," Mr Howard said on Southern Cross radio today. "We do live in a democracy and I'm not so thin skinned and so desiring in uniformity that I want every Australian of the year to engage in fulsome praise of...
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The Australian

  3. "I just want to make sure that we're having an honest debate in presenting to the American people a fulsome accounting of what is going on in this program," Obama said. "You know, when I hear people say, Well, there's a lot of waste in this...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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