简明英汉词典

fulsome
[5fulsEm]
adj.
过度的, 令人生厌的, 过分的

美国传统词典[双解]

fulsome
ful.some
AHD:[f?l“s…m]
D.J.[6fuls*m]
K.K.[6f&ls*m]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Offensively flattering or insincere.See Synonyms at unctuous
令人不快地恭维的或虚伪的参见 unctuous

(2)

Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
品味或感觉令人厌恶的

(3)

Usage Problem Copious or abundant.
【用法疑难】 大量的或充足的

语源

(1)

Middle English fulsom [abundant, well-fed, arousing disgust]
中古英语 fulsom [充足的,肥胖的,引起厌恶的]

(2)

ful [full] * see full 1
ful [充满的] *参见 full1

(3)

-som [adj. suff.] * see -some 1
-som [形容词后缀] *参见 -some1

继承用法

fulsomely
adv.(副词)

fulsomeness
n.(名词)

用法
The word fulsome is often used, particularly in the expression fulsome praise, to mean simply “abundant,” without any implication of excess or insincerity. This usage is etymologically justified but may invite misunderstandings in contexts in which a deprecatory interpretation might also be available. The sentence I offer you my most fulsome apologies may unintentionally raise an eyebrow, where the use of an adjective like full or abundant would leave no room for doubt as to the sincerity of the speaker's intentions.
单词fulsome 经常使用, 尤其在表达溢美之辞 时, 只表“丰富”而没有“过分或虚伪”的意思。根据词源学判断此用法是有道理的,但却会在一些场合得到贬义的解释而引起误会。如我对你抱歉到家了 ,这句话会无意中使对方皱起眉头, 若是此处用full 或 abundant 之类的形容词, 就不会使听者对于说话者诚挚道歉的意图产生怀疑了

现代英汉词典

fulsome
[5fJlsEm]
adj.
过分虚伪而令人生厌的
He was too fulsome in his praise.
他的赞美太虚假。

现代英汉综合大辞典

fulsome
[5fulsEm]
adj.
(谄媚等)因过分做作而显得可厌的, 令人作呕的
fulsome praise
过分奉承

继承用法

fulsomely
adv.

fulsomeness
n.

美国传统词典

fulsome
ful.some
AHD:[f?l“s…m]
D.J.[6fuls*m]
K.K.[6f&ls*m]
adj.

(1)

Offensively flattering or insincere.See Synonyms at unctuous

(2)

Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.

(3)

Usage Problem Copious or abundant.

语源

(1)

Middle English fulsom [abundant, well-fed, arousing disgust]

(2)

ful [full] * see full 1

(3)

-som [adj. suff.] * see -some 1

继承用法

fulsomely
adv.

fulsomeness
n.

用法
The word fulsome is often used, particularly in the expression fulsome praise, to mean simply “abundant,” without any implication of excess or insincerity. This usage is etymologically justified but may invite misunderstandings in contexts in which a deprecatory interpretation might also be available. The sentence I offer you my most fulsome apologies may unintentionally raise an eyebrow, where the use of an adjective like full or abundant would leave no room for doubt as to the sincerity of the speaker's intentions.

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