brimful


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brim·ful

 (brĭm′fo͝ol′)
adj.
Full to overflowing.

brimful

(ˌbrɪmˈfʊl) or

brimfull

adj
(foll by: of) filled up to the brim (with)

brim•ful

or brim•full

(ˈbrɪmˈfʊl)

adj.
full to the brim.
[1520–30]
brim′ful′ly, adv.
brim′ful′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brimful - filled to capacity; "a brimful cup"; "I am brimful of chowder"; "a child brimming over with curiosity"; "eyes brimming with tears"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

brimful

adjective full, filled, packed, running over, brimming, overflowing, flush, overfull The country is brimful with highly paid doctors.

brimful

adjective
1. Full to the point of flowing over:
2. Completely filled:
Translations

brimful

[ˈbrɪmˈfʊl] ADJlleno hasta el borde
brimful of or with confidencelleno or rebosante de confianza

brimful

[ˌbrɪmˈfʊl] adj
[container] → plein(e) à ras bord
[person, place] to be brimful of sth → être débordant(e) de qch
a letter brimful of slangy expressions → une lettre pleine d'expressions argotiques

brimful

adj (lit)randvoll; (fig)voll (of, with von); he is brimful of energyer sprüht vor Energie; she is brimful of healthsie strotzt vor Gesundheit

brimful

[ˈbrɪmˈfʊl] adj brimful (of)pieno/a fino all'orlo (di), traboccante (di) (fig) (confidence, enthusiasm) → pieno/a (di)
brimful of happiness → traboccante di felicità
References in classic literature ?
In Natasha Prince Andrew was conscious of a strange world completely alien to him and brimful of joys unknown to him, a different world, that in the Otradnoe avenue and at the window that moonlight night had already begun to disconcert him.
The stream is brimful now, and lies high in this little withy plantation, and half drowns the grassy fringe of the croft in front of the house.
I went home very happy, with a heart brimful of complacency for myself, and overflowing with love for Eliza.
I am brimful of downright questions; and I expect you to be brimful of downright answers.
I have got a brimful reservoir of talk to pour out on you, and an empty one ready and thirsting to receive what you have got; we will sit up till midnight and have a good satisfying interchange, for I leave here early in the morning.
He was so brimful of exultation that he could hardly hold him- self when the old lady came back and stood above the wreck discharging lightnings of wrath from over her spectacles.
Tom he was so brimful of it he couldn't eat nor rest.
It was a day so brimful of quiet joy that the two friends lay flat on their backs gazing up at the scurrying clouds, and neither caring to break the silence.
In a twinkling she was by his side, brimful of news and pleasure, too glad to notice his embarrassment, and in one of those golden transports of exultation which transcend not only words but caresses.
giving to each its proper attributes with marvellous readiness; brimful and saturated with what he had read in his lying books
There, in fact, stood the four glasses, brimful of this wonderful water, the delicate spray of which, as it effervesced from the surface, resembled the tremulous glitter of diamonds.
When a man gets a good berth, mother, half the deserving must come after," said the son, brimful of pleasure, and not trying to conceal it.