full·​ness | \ ˈfu̇l-nəs How to pronounce fullness (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fulness

Definition of fullness

: the quality or state of being full
in the fullness of time
: at some point : eventually

Examples of fullness in a Sentence

has regained fullness of motor control
Recent Examples on the Web The Costa do Sol actually leans more toward an apricot orchard than a citrus grove, which gives it a satisfying fullness on the palate. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 Intuitive eating is a natural way of listening to the body's cues on hunger and fullness, which experts believe sets up a more healthy way of eating. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 19 July 2022 To look at a full moon is to look for fullness in yourself, a glowing quiet in the spirit. Gala Mukomolova, refinery29.com, 14 July 2022 With its ability to fully dry wet hands in one swipe and incredible fullness for a Turkish towel, our testers rated this option as best out of 30 other contenders. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 That fullness will start early Tuesday morning and last through early Friday morning. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 July 2022 Drapery panels designed for fullness bookend the upholstered headboard. Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 May 2022 Most of the bad decisions that politicians make are forgotten in the fullness of time—there have been Manchins before, and there will be Manchins again. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 16 July 2022 In the fullness of time, Windsor—whose godmother was Princess Diana—will inherit the title of his grandfather, the Duke of Kent, a first cousin of the queen. James Reginato, Town & Country, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Aug 2022

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“Fullness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fullness. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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