also fulness BrE noun (U)
1 in the fullness of time when the right time comes; eventually: I'm sure he'll tell us what's bothering him in the fullness of time.
2 satisfaction: the human search for fullness in life
3 the condition of being full

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  • fullness — (also fulness) ► NOUN 1) the state of being full. 2) richness or abundance. ● in the fullness of time Cf. ↑in the fullness of time …   English terms dictionary

  • Fullness — Full ness, n. The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness. [Written also {fulness}.] [1913 Webster] In thy presence is fullness of joy. Ps. xvi. 11. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fullness — [fool′nis] n. 〚ME fulnesse〛 the quality or state of being full * * * See full1. * * * …   Universalium

  • fullness — index capacity (maximum), corpus, entirety, finality, mass (weight), maximum (amplitude) …   Law dictionary

  • fullness — early 14c., from FULL (Cf. full) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness). Apparently not a survival of O.E. fulnes …   Etymology dictionary

  • fullness — is spelt with two ls, but the form fulness occurs in 19c and earlier printed works …   Modern English usage

  • fullness — [n] abundance, breadth adequateness, ampleness, amplitude, broadness, completeness, completion, comprehensiveness, congestion, copiousness, curvaceousness, dilation, distension, enlargement, entirety, extensiveness, fill, glut, plenitude, plenty …   New thesaurus

  • fullness — [fool′nis] n. [ME fulnesse] the quality or state of being full …   English World dictionary

  • fullness — ful|lness [ˈfulnıs] n [U] 1.) in the fullness of time formal after a period of time, when a situation has developed = in due course ▪ I m sure he ll tell us what s bothering him in the fullness of time. 2.) the quality of being large and round in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fullness — noun 1) the fullness of the information they provide Syn: comprehensiveness, completeness, thoroughness, exhaustiveness, all inclusiveness 2) the fullness of her body Syn: plumpness, roundedness, roundness, shapeliness, curvaceousness …   Thesaurus of popular words

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