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Synonyms of full in English:


  • 1 her glass was full
    filled, filled up, filled to capacity, filled to the brim, brimming, brimful, topped up;
    overflowing, running over
    [Antonyms] empty
  • 2 the bus was quite full
    crowded, packed, crammed, cramped, congested, crushed, solid (with people), full of people, full to capacity, full to bursting, overfull, teeming, swarming, overcrowded, thronged;
    North American  mobbed
    British informal like Piccadilly Circus
    [Antonyms] empty
  • 3 all the seats were full
    [Antonyms] empty
  • 4 the shelves are full
    [Antonyms] empty
  • 5 he was too full to protest when the waiter took his plate away
    replete, satisfied, well fed, sated, satiated, full up, full to bursting, having had enough;
    informal stuffed
    archaic satiate, surfeited
    [Antonyms] hungry
  • 6 he was full of mirth
    [Antonyms] free of
  • 7 she'd had a full life
    eventful, interesting, exciting, lively, action-packed, noteworthy;
    busy, strenuous, hectic, frantic, energetic, active
    [Antonyms] uneventful, limited
  • 8 we can provide a full list of sailing clubs
    [Antonyms] incomplete, selective
  • 9 the prospectus contains full details of the degree courses offered
    detailed, in detail, specific, precise, exact, accurate, minute, particular;
    sufficient, satisfying;
    [Antonyms] partial, vague
  • 10 a fire engine driven at full speed
    [Antonyms] low
  • 11 she had a full figure
    [Antonyms] thin
  • 12 the dress had a full skirt
    loose-fitting, loose, baggy, easy-fitting, generously cut, roomy, voluminous, capacious, billowing
    [Antonyms] tight
  • 13 this song relies on his full and husky voice
    [Antonyms] thin
  • 14 the full flavour of a Bordeaux
    rich, intense, deep, heavy, vivid, strong, vibrant, bold, warm
    [Antonyms] thin, watery
  • adverb

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  • 1 she looked full into his face
    directly, right, straight, squarely, square, just, dead, point-blank
    informal smack (bang), bang, slap, plumb
    [Antonyms] indirectly
  • 2 he knows full well that four out of five investments will be lost
    very, perfectly, quite, extremely, entirely
    informal darn, damn, damned
    British informal jolly, bloody
    North American informal darned
    archaic or Northern English  right
  • Phrases

    full out
    he was working full out to supply the demand
    to the maximum, flat out;
    at full speed, at maximum speed, as fast as possible, with maximum power, at full tilt, at full pelt, at breakneck speed
    informal hell for leather, hammer and tongs, like crazy, like mad, like a bat out of hell
    British informal like the clappers, like billy-o


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    in full
    my letter was published in full
    [Antonyms] in part, partially
    in its entirety, in total, without omission/abridgement, unabridged, uncut, fully;
    Latin in toto
    to the full
    do your best to live life to the full
    fully, thoroughly, completely, to the utmost, to capacity, to the limit, to the maximum, for all one's worth, with a vengeance, with all the stops out
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