Ful"some (?), a. [Full, a. + -some.]

1.

Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled.

[Obs.]

His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh. Golding.

2.

Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.

And lest the fulsome artifice should fail Themselves will hide its coarseness with a veil. Cowper.

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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