Fulsome

Ful"some

(?), a. [Full, a. + -some.] 1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.]
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His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh.
Golding.
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2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.
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And lest the fulsome artifice should fail
Themselves will hide its coarseness with a veil.
Cowper.
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3. Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity. [Obs.] "Fulsome ewes." Shak.

-- Ful"some*ly, adv. -- Ful"some*ness, n. Dryden.
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