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fulsome

  
  
If you describe expressions of praise, apology, or gratitude as fulsome, you disapprove of them because they are exaggerated and elaborate, so that they sound insincere.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
(=extravagant)  
Newspapers have been fulsome in their praise of the former president.     
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fulsome

  
  
adulatory, cloying, excessive, extravagant, fawning, gross, icky     (informal)   immoderate, ingratiating, inordinate, insincere, nauseating, overdone, over the top, saccharine, sickening, smarmy     (Brit. informal)   sycophantic, unctuous  

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