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 for fulsome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fulsome
      adj 1: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in
             manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome
             introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent";
             "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the
             unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments" [syn:
             buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy,
             soapy, unctuous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  299 Moby Thesaurus words for "fulsome":
     Fescennine, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Rabelaisian, abhorrent,
     abject, abominable, adulatory, affected, arrant, atrocious, awful,
     bad, bad-smelling, barfy, base, bawdy, beastly, bedizened,
     beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, big-sounding,
     blameworthy, bland, blandishing, blarneying, blue, bombastic,
     brackish, brutal, buttery, cajoling, canting, cheesy, cloying,
     complimentary, contemptible, convoluted, courtierly, courtly,
     crude, crummy, debased, declamatory, degraded, deplorable,
     depraved, despicable, detestable, dire, dirty, disarming,
     disgusting, dreadful, egregious, elevated, enormous, euphuistic,
     excessive, execrable, extravagant, exuberant, fair-spoken, fawning,
     fecal, fetid, filthy, fine-spoken, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming,
     flashy, flattering, flaunting, forbidding, foul, foul-mouthed,
     foul-spoken, foul-tongued, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, funky, fusty,
     gamy, garish, gaudy, glib, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant,
     grave, graveolent, grievous, gross, gushing, hateful, heinous,
     hero-worshiping, high, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying,
     high-sounding, highfalutin, holier-than-thou, honey-mouthed,
     honey-tongued, honeyed, horrible, horrid, hypocritical, icky,
     idolatrous, ignoble, ill-smelling, impure, infamous, ingratiating,
     inkhorn, insincere, insinuating, ithyphallic, labyrinthine,
     lamentable, lavish, lewd, lexiphanic, lionizing, little, loathsome,
     lofty, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, lurid, maggoty, magniloquent,
     malodorous, mangy, mawkish, mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed, mean,
     measly, mephitic, meretricious, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed,
     mildewy, miserable, moldy, monstrous, musty, nasty, nauseant,
     nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nidorous, noisome, notorious,
     noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, obsequious, odious,
     odorous, offensive, oily, oily-tongued, oleaginous, olid, orotund,
     ostentatious, outrageous, overappreciative, overdone,
     overelaborate, overinvolved, overpraising, overripe, overwrought,
     paltry, pecksniffian, pedantic, petty, pharisaical, pitiable,
     pitiful, poisonous, poky, pompous, poor, pornographic, pretentious,
     profuse, putrid, rancid, rank, raunchy, reasty, reasy, rebarbative,
     reechy, reeking, reeky, regrettable, repellent, reprehensible,
     reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rhetorical, ribald,
     rotten, sad, salacious, sanctimonious, satiating, sating, scabby,
     scandalous, schlock, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurrile,
     scurrilous, scurvy, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious,
     shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, showy, sickening, slick, slimy,
     slobbery, small, smarmy, smellful, smelling, smelly, smoking-room,
     smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smug, smutty, soapy,
     soft-soaping, soft-spoken, sonorous, sordid, spoiled, squalid,
     stenchy, stilted, stinking, strong, stuffy, suave, suave-spoken,
     sulfurous, sultry, sycophantic, tall, terrible, too bad, tortuous,
     uncensorious, unchaste, unclean, uncritical, uncriticizing,
     unctuous, unmentionable, unprintable, unrepeatable, unreproachful,
     vile, villainous, vomity, weevily, wheedling, woeful, worst,
     worthless, wretched, yucky
  
  

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