compleat

compleat

[kuhm-pleet]
adjective
highly skilled and accomplished in all aspects; complete; total: the compleat actor, at home in comedy and tragedy.

Origin:
1875–80; earlier spelling of complete, used phrasally in allusion to The Compleat Angler

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compleat (kəmˈpliːt)
 
adj
an archaic spelling of complete, used esp in the titles of handbooks, in imitation of The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

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compleat
archaic spelling of complete (q.v.).
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