replete vs complete :

replete or complete

“Replete” usually means “stuffed,” “full to overflowing.” After eating a complete ten-course meal, you are replete.Although it has been used as a simple synonym for “complete,” this is now an unusual usage, and it is better to stick with the more common word “complete” when you have a choice.

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Definitions

  • v  fill to satisfaction
  • s  filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  • s  (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated
    it is replete with misery

  • v  come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
  • v  bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    A child would complete the family
  • v  complete or carry out
  • v  complete a pass
  • v  write all the required information onto a form
  • a  having every necessary or normal part or component or step
    a complete meal
    a complete wardrobe
    a complete set of the Britannica
    a complete set of china
    a complete defeat
    a complete accounting
  • s  perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
    a complete gentleman
  • s  highly skilled
    a complete musician
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    a complete coward
  • s  having come or been brought to a conclusion
    the harvesting was complete
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