replete

adjective
re·​plete | \ ri-ˈplēt How to pronounce replete (audio) \

Definition of replete

1 : fully or abundantly provided or filled a book replete with … delicious details— William Safire
2a : abundantly fed
b : fat, stout
3 : complete

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Other Words from replete

repleteness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for replete

Synonyms

blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby

Antonyms

lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

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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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Given that one of the roots of replete is the Latin verb plēre, meaning "to fill," it isn't surprising that the word has synonyms such as "full" and "complete." "Replete," "full," and "complete" all indicate that something contains all that is wanted or needed or possible, but there are also subtle differences between the words. "Full" implies the presence or inclusion of everything that can be held, contained, or attained ("a full schedule"), while "complete" applies when all that is needed is present ("a complete picture of the situation"). "Replete" is the synonym of choice when fullness is accompanied by a sense of satiety.

Examples of replete in a Sentence

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

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The Towson parade, which emphasizes honoring military service, was replete with old favorites. Jeff Barker, baltimoresun.com, "Fourth of July parade spectators bemoan political tone of a holiday that has grown ‘more complicated’," 4 July 2019 The news media are replete with stories of fraudsters, scammers and fictitious advertising. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your Say: How can we improve public education?," 14 June 2019 The reviews were replete with exclamation points and details of MonsterCloud’s heroics. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Trade Secret Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers," 15 May 2019 Houston’s offseason has been an embarrassment so far, replete with damaging rumors and contradictions. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "It’s an identity crisis for Warriors, Rockets in the West," 22 June 2019 The Toy Association has set up a take-action website — donttaxtoys.com — replete with mushy videos to spread the message. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: This toy story may not have a happy ending," 21 June 2019 Compton develops a similarly bold repertory of images, replete with spectacular overhead shots, crane shots, and expansive landscapes, and ranging from closely textured complexity to graphic starkness. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Juleen Compton, a Director and Actor Whose Career Was Tragically Overlooked," 19 June 2019 And then there’s the holiday fever dreams of Bon Voyage, a midcentury melange of Asian, African and Palm Springs design replete with tiny animal statues, plants, vintage Hermes wallpaper and a menu filled with tropical cocktails and Chinese food. Deborah Stoll, SFChronicle.com, "Weekend estate-sale hunting with Trick Dog’s Josh Harris," 5 June 2019 The last vestiges of the Virgin America brand are now aviation history, bringing a formal end to Richard Branson’s brash, groundbreaking effort to put some European flair-replete with cheeky branding and mood-lighting-into U.S. skies. Justin Bachman, Anchorage Daily News, "Virgin America vanishes into Alaska Airlines - along with Branson’s US dream," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of replete

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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replete

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of replete

formal
: having much or plenty of something : filled with something
: having had plenty to eat : pleasantly full

replete

adjective
re·​plete | \ ri-ˈplēt How to pronounce replete (audio) \

Kids Definition of replete

: well supplied The game was replete with thrills.

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