abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.
stuffed or gorged with food and drink.
complete: a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations.


Entomology. (among honey ants) a worker with a distensible crop in which honeydew and nectar are stored for the use of the colony.

Origin of replete

1350–1400; Middle English repleet < Middle French replet < Latin replētus past participle of replēre to fill up (re- re- + plē(re) to fill, akin to plēnus full1 + -tus past participle suffix)
Related formsre·plete·ly, adverbre·plete·ness, nounre·ple·tive, adjectivere·ple·tive·ly, adverbun·re·plete, adjectiveun·re·plete·ness, noun

Synonyms for replete

2. sated, satiated, glutted, surfeited. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for replete

Contemporary Examples of replete

Historical Examples of replete

  • The memorial of this excellent woman is short, but replete with instruction.

  • And such was the sleep of Theodora: she was young and replete with charms, and, alas!

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • These were only light spells of heaviness, replete with vague charm that calmed her nerves.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • The entire locality of this church is replete with historic association.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • Lucy's share was replete with soft wonderings at the beauty of the world.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

British Dictionary definitions for replete


adjective (usually postpositive)

(often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in)
having one's appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated
Derived Formsrepletely, adverbrepleteness, noun

Word Origin for replete

C14: from Latin replētus, from replēre to refill, from re- + plēre to fill
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Word Origin and History for replete

late 14c., from Old French replet "filled up" (14c.), from Latin repletus "filled, full," past participle of replere "to fill; fill again, re-fill," from re- (see re-) + plere "to fill" (see pleio-).

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