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replete

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adjective re·plete \ri-ˈplēt\

Simple Definition of replete

  • : having much or plenty of something : filled with something

  • : having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full

Full Definition of replete

  1. 1 :  fully or abundantly provided or filled <a book replete with … delicious details — William Safire>

  2. 2 a :  abundantly fed b :  fat, stout

  3. 3 :  complete

re·plete·ness noun

Examples of replete

  1. The book is replete with photographs.

  2. The country's history is replete with stories of people who became successful by working hard.



Origin of replete

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French replet, from Latin repletus, past participle of replēre to fill up, from re- + plēre to fill — more at full


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of replete

full, complete, plenary, replete mean containing all that is wanted or needed or possible. full implies the presence or inclusion of everything that is wanted or required by something or that can be held, contained, or attained by it <a full schedule>. complete applies when all that is needed is present <a complete picture of the situation>. plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification <given plenary power>. replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety <replete with delightful details>.


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