In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(praise) empalagoso(praise) exagerado(gratitude/manner) excesivamente efusivo
- If the fulsome apologies coming from the Labour leadership are for excessive force used upon an elderly man then apologies are right and proper.
- But there can seldom have been more fulsome affair than the $275 a head extravaganza last week to celebrate John Howard's 30 years in parliament.
- And in Congress politics, fulsome flattery and obsequious loyalty play a vital role.
- Following a telephone discussion with US President Bush the same day, Clark was pleased to report his ‘very, very fulsome appreciation’ of her government's support.
- Yet the adulation of the rich and famous is surely as fulsome as ever.
- King's lack of fulsome appreciation for McQuesten's accomplishments indicates the tepid relationship between the two men.
- The international adjudicating panel was impressed by students and external partners who were as one in their fulsome praise of the Institute.
- The rhetoric wasn't new, but the response from the audience was unequivocal, with even the wavering Frank Fahey, and the chain smoking Martin Cullen, fulsome in their support.
- One of those two points, the narrow yet yawning gap that separated the teams at the end, was scored by centre-forward Brian O'Meara, and he too paid fulsome tribute to the valiant vanquished.
- If the compliment seems fulsome, it must be remembered that Meres has higher praise and more of it for Shakespeare's fellow Warwickshireman, Michael Drayton.
- The audience on opening night with fulsome in their appreciation of yet another very fine production by Waterford Dramatic Society.
- Fundraising for the new organ, which came from Scotland, was organised by Rainsford and he was fulsome in his appreciation of all the generous donors.
- For all that, though, there is something rather strained and artificial about the fulsome praise of America that one gets from O'Keeffe and many other defenders of American liberal democracy.
- Others just want praise: the more enthusiastic and fulsome, the better.
- Encouraged by success, he went to Rome, collected rich patrons, and with fulsome flattery won, but failed to keep, the favour of the tyrant Domitian.
- From her, it seemed perfectly proper, and not even fulsome, just a nice compliment.
- It would be reasonable for him to make a fulsome apology.
- Critics in Britain appear to be having an ongoing contest to see who can offer this writer the most lavishly fulsome praise.
- Even so, Keegan has been effusive and fulsome in his praise of Pearce's contribution both on and off the field.
- The comparisons are obvious - and Duffy is fulsome in his praise for the Stones - but there's an important difference: while the Stones continue to make new music, who's actually interested in hearing it?
- Nor was Steve Cotterill fulsome in his support of the referee's actions, saying: ‘The referee has made a decision in the best interests of all the players and we can't really argue with that.’
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