|Origin:||complet, from Latin, past participle of complere 'to fill up', from com- ( COM-) + plere 'to fill'|
com‧plete1 S2 W1
1 [usually before noun]
used to emphasize that a quality or situation is as great as it could possibly be [= total]:
The police were in complete control of the situation.
Their engagement came as a complete surprise to me.
This is a complete waste of time.
a complete fool/idiot etc
Meg realized she'd been a complete fool.
The darkness was almost complete.
including all parts, details, facts etc and with nothing missing [= whole; ≠ incomplete]:
a complete set of china
The list below is not complete.
the complete works of Shakespeare (=a book, CD etc containing everything Shakespeare wrote)
3 [not before noun]
finished [≠ incomplete]:
Work on the new building is nearly complete.
having particular equipment or features:
The house comes complete with swimming pool and sauna.
—completeness noun [uncountable]
For the sake of completeness I should mention one further argument.