The day after Thanksgiving might not be a good time to talk about another word for full. Or maybe it’s the best time. As the Holiday season kicks off, here’s a new way to stay full.

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk

“Man, I am so full!” Pedro exclaimed.

“No room for pie?” I teased.

“I always have room for pie,” he assured me. “You know the worst part of getting older?”


“I get full sooner. I haven’t even had seconds yet and I feel stuffed.”

I nodded in agreement. “Maybe we just listen to our bodies better.”

“Maybe. But I still think I just can’t eat as much.”

“Full implies that you have no more room for pie, though,” I teased.

“Ok. I’m replete. How’s that for another word for full?”

Replete. Another Word for Full

As I word geek, I had to check his use with my handy dictionary app. “It says here that it means, “abundantly supplied or provided for.”

“Ah-ha! It works!”

“And the second definition sounds a lot like full, “stuffed or gorged with food or drink.”

I served the pie, and we agreed on a walk as soon as we finished. Secretly, I agreed with him. I remembered eating plates of food as a child and still having room for a sample slice of every kind of pie. But not anymore.

Gorged on Consumerism

The next morning I scanned through my email and groaned at the hundreds of Black Friday deals, coupons, and advertisements. I’ve ‘done’ Black Friday a time or two, but as I age, I’ve discovered that I’d rather go for a hike outside or hole up in the house playing games with family.

Isaiah 2:8 seems like an appropriate verse for the Black Friday shopping frenzy.

Their land is full of idols; the people worship things they have made with their own hands.


It seems as if advertisers and retailers think consumers are never full. Maybe we all need another word for full, along with a different focus during this season of acquisition and giving.

I like the word ‘replete.’’s third definition of ‘full?’ Complete. The first and third definitions of replete make it the perfect word to replace full.

“I feel replete with all that God has provided.”

In looking for another word for full, I feel like I’ve found one that should define my relationship with God. I don’t need more because I lack nothing that really matters.

To keep myself focused on my repleteness, I’m reading and copying a passage of scripture in my journal each day of December. Join me in the Jesus, Light of the World reading challenge.

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My prayer for each of you is that you draw closer to the Light of the World during the holiday season and stress less about the world’s definition of ‘full.’ Focus on another word for full. May you find yourself replete with God’s love instead of stuffed with things.

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