1. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly
Syn: ↑fully fledged
Similar to: ↑fledged, ↑mature
2. (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

Syn: ↑fully fledged
Similar to: ↑experienced, ↑experient

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : fully developed : mature
2. of a bird : fully fledged
3. : having attained complete status : genuine

a full-fledged lawyer

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/fool"flejd"/, adj.
1. of full rank or standing: a full-fledged professor.
2. fully developed.

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full-fledged see ↑fully-fledged below.
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Main Entry:full
fullyˈ-fledged or fullˈ-fledged adjective
1. Completely fledged
2. Having attained full rank or membership
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Main Entry:full

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full-fledged «FUL FLEHJD», adjective.
1. fully developed: »

a full-fledged robin. At the same time, the subject undergoes a full-fledged psychotic experience (Newsweek).

2. Figurative. of full rank or standing: »

He is now a full-fledged Boy Scout.

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adj. completely developed or established; of full status

coldlike symptoms that never quite develop into full-fledged colds

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/ˈfʊlˈflɛʤd/ adj, always used before a noun
chiefly US
1 : fully developed

The conflict widened into a full-fledged war.

a full-fledged recession

2 : meeting all the necessary requirements to be something

a full-fledged lawyer/member

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ˌfull-ˈfledged [full-fledged] (especially NAmE) (BrE also ˌfully ˈfledged) adjective
completely developed; with all the qualifications necessary for sth
See also:fully fledged

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