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fully fledged Line breaks: fully fledged
Pronunciation: /ˌfʊli ˈflɛdʒd/

Definition of fully fledged in English:


1Completely developed or established; of full status: David had become a fully fledged pilot
More example sentences
  • Now, with more than 2100 flying hours logged up, he said he has finally achieved his ultimate goal - that of becoming a fully fledged airline pilot.
  • While the local music industry is struggling, piracy has steadily grown into a fully fledged, parallel industry in its own right, one which reaps where it did not sow with arrogant impunity.
  • Cella today becomes official, her conferrals are after taking place and she's been out in the robes, now a fully fledged and qualified teacher!
mature, adult, grown-up, grown, fully grown, full-grown, fully developed
trained, qualified, proficient;
mature, fully developed, full grown, full scale, full blown
2(Of a bird) having developed all its feathers and able to fly.
Example sentences
  • Ichthyosaurs first appeared in the Early Triassic as fully fledged aquatic animals with no obvious ancestral forms.
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