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[predicative] Filled with something to the point of overflowing:‘a jug brimful of custard’
brimming, full, filled, filled up, filled to the brim, full to the brim, filled to capacity, overfull, running overreplete, loaded, overloaded, stuffed, chock-full, chock-a-block, bursting, teeming, seething, aboundingflush, full to the gunwalesView synonyms
- ‘The Prime Minister remains brimful of hope.’
- ‘My heart was brimful of love and joy in him and his folk.’
- ‘Mountbatten was vigorous, young, and brimful of charm.’
- ‘Its five movements are brimful with colour and imagery and Sutherland directs with empathy for the music.’
- ‘The outlook for inexperienced graduates in a marketplace brimful of experienced candidates is not good.’
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