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Definition of "full-fledged" []

  • Having reached full development; mature. (adjective)
  • Having full status or rank: a full-fledged lawyer. (adjective)
  • Having fully developed adult plumage. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "full-fledged" in a sentence
  • "He used to own what he called a full-fledged biker bar in Independence."
  • "Now, over 45 years after the "War on Poverty" was initiated by a President raised in the political philosophy of the New Deal, we are faced with a "For the Few Deal" -- what I would call a full-fledged "War on the Poor.""
  • "Rather than being dismissed as unpatriotic, people without a religious faith are instead viewed as full-fledged members of the national community."