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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repleteness noun

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Liberty Net became an early version of social media, replete with games, music, lectures and kids’ activities. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits," 30 Apr. 2021 Liberty Net became an early version of social media, replete with games, music, lectures and kids’ activities. Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, "From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits," 30 Apr. 2021 What to eat: Executive chef Amanda Lowry (the Butcher Shop, Dovetail) serves a menu replete with New England seafood and modernized classics. BostonGlobe.com, "A modern tavern inspired by a historical one," 29 Apr. 2021 Consider enjoying the Arctic aboard the 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, an ultra-luxurious expedition ship replete with two helicopters and a seven-seat submarine for wide-eyed under-the-sea thrills. Laura Manske, Forbes, "G0 Wild: Discover The Best Post-Pandemic Trips Of A Lifetime," 26 Apr. 2021 The caves are adorned with original artwork, with a spectacular Sultan Suite coming replete with a hot tub that looks out across the fairy chimneys. Richard Quest And Joe Minihane, CNN, "Inside Turkey's incredible underground city," 18 Apr. 2021 The very ‘80s premise, replete with a magical disabled person trope, hampers Spiliotopoulos. Robert Daniels, Los Angeles Times, "Review: The gothic terror and limited scares of ‘The Unholy’ bog down in tired tropes," 1 Apr. 2021 The Arizona Court of Appeals declined seven weeks ago another bid to revive the death penalty, with one judge saying the case file seems replete with evidence that Altamirano was able to meet the stand, but also noted there was conflicting evidence. Jacques Billeaud, The Arizona Republic, "Prosecutors make another death penalty bid against immigrant in 2015 Mesa store killing," 30 Mar. 2021 And gearing each of the 25 concerts to a different city, replete with backstage food catering featuring food specialties from a different city each night? George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Todd Rundgren on music and mounting the world’s first geo-targeted virtual concert tour during COVID," 14 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replete. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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