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Synonyms for fulsomeness

excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm


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smug self-serving earnestness

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Between Fulsomeness and Pettifoggery: A Reply to Sumner.
A painter whose view of the world begins from an actual realization of this closeness and fulsomeness is a materialist to be reckoned with" (5).
But behind the fulsomeness and platitudes, the mind could prove stubbornly resistant to throwing off its stockade habits, just as a caged bird happily flutters its wings when the door is opened only to feel a bizarre and apparently impossible vertigo.
Although some of these letters have been published previously (particularly in Norman Sherry's biography of Greene), they benefit from being contextualized by other correspondence, and Richard Greene's annotations offer mostly informed judgments, despite an occasional fulsomeness.
The fulsomeness of fragments and staccato sentences normally reserved for action sequences lends the entire work an urgency that matches the main character's need for truth; a need that impels the work along like a gale wind against the back.
The language is stilted, hollow, vitiated by anxiety: the fulsomeness of "brothers," then, with "crowd," a lurch back toward condescension.
our lesson, to be sufficiently aware of the fulsomeness of life.
Rossetti lacks the sensitivity of Keats, the intellectual and narrative prodigality of Byron, the stylistic energy, fulsomeness, and bawdy humour of Swinburne, or the psychological tension and descriptive intensity of Virginia Woolf.
As a reaction formation to what is at once potentially violent (canons do bear down, conquistadors do terrible things) the sonnet does possess, as Levinson points out, a fulsomeness (Levinson 12).
But a measure of partisanship and rhetorical fulsomeness is an unavoidable part of the job.
Occasionally it does spill over into fulsomeness, as when he compares Garland's fabled Palladium concert triumph in London to the exploits of Lindbergh and other courageous adventurers: "What of the writer and artist, the composer and entertainer, who risk career and livelihood to try something radically new?