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From Middle English replete (adjective) and repleten (verb), from Old French replet, from Latin repletus.


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpliːt/
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  • Rhymes: -iːt


replete (comparative more replete, superlative most replete)

  1. Abounding.
    • 1730, Jonathan Swift, The Pheasant and the Lark:
      A peacock reign'd, whose glorious sway
      His subjects with delight obey:
      His tail was beauteous to behold,
      Replete with goodly eyes and gold.
    • 1759, Samuel Johnson, “chapter 12”, in Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia:
      I am less unhappy than the rest, because I have a mind replete with images.
    • 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, chapter 44, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1844, →OCLC:
      "Salisbury Cathedral, my dear Jonas, . . . is an edifice replete with venerable associations."
    • 1916, Elbert Hubbard, “Seneca”, in Little Journeys: Volume 8—Great Philosophers:
      History is replete with instances of great men ruled by their barbers.
    • 2021 June 22, Nicholas Fandos, “Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Liberal activists promised a well-funded summertime blitz, replete with home-state rallies and million-dollar ad campaigns, to try to ramp up pressure on a handful of Senate Democrats opposed to changing the rules.
  2. Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.
    • 1901, Bret Harte, “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”, in Under the Redwoods:
      And what an afternoon! To lie, after this feast, on their bellies in the grass, replete like animals []
    • 1913, Jack London, “chapter15”, in The Valley of the Moon:
      In the evening, replete with deer meat, resting on his elbow and smoking his after-supper cigarette, he said []


Related terms[edit]



replete (plural repletes)

  1. A honeypot ant.


replete (third-person singular simple present repletes, present participle repleting, simple past and past participle repleted)

  1. (transitive) To fill to repletion, or restore something that has been depleted.





  1. second-person plural present active imperative of repleō




  1. inflection of repletar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative