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Today's Word "fulsome"

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fulsome \FUL-sum\ (adjective) - 1 : Offensive to the taste or sensibilities. 2 : Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.

"Long the art critic for the school's newspaper, Leon was a master at expressing concealed disgust under the appearance of fulsome endearment."

 

Fulsome is from Middle English fulsom, from full + -som, "-some."

 

 

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