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1 containing or seeming to contain the greatest quantity or number possible
  • at the start of the game everyone was full of energy and hope
  • the boy's bedroom is full of sports trophies and medals

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2 of the highest degree
  • even at the age of eighteen he hadn't reached his full height
  • a boat going at full speed

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3 having one's appetite completely satisfied
  • even the heartiest eaters are sure to be full when they leave that restaurant

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5 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
  • the dessert had a rich, full chocolate flavor

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8 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it
  • a full deck of cards

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full

adverb

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2 to a great degree
  • he knew full well that what he was doing was wrong

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3 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference
  • full in the center of the square stands an enormous statue of the city's founder

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full

noun

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a complete amount of something
  • the account is now paid in full

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Frequently Asked Questions About full

How does the adjective full contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of full are complete, plenary, and replete. While all these words 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

When might complete be a better fit than full?

While in some cases nearly identical to full, complete applies when all that is needed is present.

a complete picture of the situation

How are the words plenary and complete related as synonyms of full?

Plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification.

given plenary power

When could replete be used to replace full?

The synonyms replete and full are sometimes interchangeable, but replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety.

replete with delightful details

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The first known use of full was before the 12th century

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“Full.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/full. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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