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"Sugar free, taste __"

Which word could I use to tell the opposite of "free" intended as "without"?

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It depends, but often you can add -y, -ed, or -full. Sometimes you need a bit of circumlocution or periphrasis.

  • content-free > content-full (but not *contented! :)
  • sugar-free > sugary, sugared, with sugar
  • taste-free > tasty, taste-full, full of taste
  • additive-free > with additives
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