full-fledged


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full-fledged

(fo͝ol′flĕjd′)
adj.
1. Having reached full development; mature.
2. Having full status or rank: a full-fledged lawyer.
3. Having fully developed adult plumage.

full-fledged

adj

full′-fledged′



adj.
1. of full rank or standing: a full-fledged professor.
2. fully developed.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.full-fledged - (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly
fledged, mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
2.full-fledged - (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status; "a full-fledged lawyer"; "by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"; "sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

full-fledged

adjective
Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
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