replete

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How does the adjective replete contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of replete are complete, full, and plenary. While all these words mean "containing all that is wanted or needed or possible," replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety.

replete with delightful details

When would complete be a good substitute for replete?

Although the words complete and replete have much in common, complete applies when all that is needed is present.

a complete picture of the situation

When is it sensible to use full instead of replete?

The synonyms full and replete are sometimes interchangeable, but 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

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

Plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification.

given plenary power

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“Replete.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/replete. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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