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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Fashion 13 Slides For anyone who celebrates Easter, this weekend holiday is replete with gatherings filled with family and friends --- like egg hunts, brunches, and bbqs. Teen Vogue, "Your Sunday Best Just Got Better With These 13 Easter Dresses," 8 Apr. 2019 Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley was seeking a hard-hitting, swift and versatile safety for a unit already replete with young talent. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "NFL draft's instant impact rookies: Saquon Barkley should make big splash," 1 May 2018 The intimate space, with capacity for a mere 12 people, has the feel of a speakeasy, replete with a century-old bar counter reclaimed from a Pennsylvania private club. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Some of the Best Bars in New York City Aren’t Open to the Public," 9 Mar. 2019 Winvian Farm is bounded on three sides by 4,000+ acres of White Memorial Nature Preserve which is replete with walking and hiking trails. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Winvian Farm," 19 Feb. 2019 The few Excel sheets in question, during one recent encounter, turned out to have 400 columns each, replete with mismatched terms and other coding no-nos, said Mr. Althouse, who works at the University of Pittsburgh. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "The First Rule of Microsoft Excel—Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Good at It," 5 Oct. 2018 History is replete with the deaths of men and women who had similar desires, and the willingness to walk the tightrope between life and death is part of a particularly American quality. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "‘You can only roll the dice so many times:’ Tim Samaras lived life like a twister," 2 Apr. 2018 All reflect different aspects of the Godhead and are replete with wonderful stories about themselves. Shashi Tharoor, WSJ, "How Hinduism Has Persisted for 4,000 Years," 17 Jan. 2019 The situation there is desperate after a three-year Houthi siege, replete with artillery bombardments on civilian centers, indiscriminate sniper fire, and planting of land mines. Mohammed Al-jaber, WSJ, "The Saudis Want Peace in Yemen," 23 Dec. 2018

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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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