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as in greatest
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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as in stuffed
having one's appetite completely satisfied even the heartiest eaters are sure to be full when they leave that restaurant

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full

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adverb

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as in just
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

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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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“Full.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/full. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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