Definition of Thoroughgoing

1. Adjective. Performed comprehensively and completely. "Thoroughgoing research"

Exact synonyms: Exhaustive, Thorough
Similar to: Complete
Derivative terms: Thoroughness



2. Adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers. "The unadulterated truth"

Definition of Thoroughgoing

1. a. Going through, or to the end or bottom; very thorough; complete.

Definition of Thoroughgoing

1. Adjective. Complete; thorough; full; with great attention to detail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thoroughgoing

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thoroughgoing

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thorough bass
thoroughbass
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thoroughbrace
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thoroughbred
thoroughbred race
thoroughbred racing
thoroughbreds
thorougher
thoroughest
thoroughfare
thoroughfares
thoroughgo
thoroughgoing (current term)
thoroughgoing(a)
thoroughly
thoroughness
thoroughnesses
thoroughpaced
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thoroughwax
thoroughwort
thoroughworts
thorow
thorowly

Literary usage of Thoroughgoing

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1. "An American Commoner": The Life and Times of Richard Parks Bland. A Study by William Vincent Byars (1900)
"Mr. Cleveland's thoroughgoing Whiggery and His Dislike of the Vulgus. ... A thoroughgoing whig, with all the prejudices of the "gentleman's ..."

2. "An American Commoner": The Life and Times of Richard Parks Bland. A Study by William Vincent Byars (1900)
"Mr. Cleveland's thoroughgoing Whiggery and His Dislike of the Vulgus. ... A thoroughgoing whig, with all the prejudices of the "gentleman's ..."

3. European Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1915)
"Lack of thoroughgoing municipal autonomy.— Peculiar situation of Paris.— The National Constabulary of Italy: the Carabinieri and the City Guards. ..."

4. Surety Bonds: Nature, Functions, Underwriting Requirements by Edward Clark Lunt (1922)
"thoroughgoing Exercise of the Function Essential The securing of joint control is more or less a futile procedure unless such control be exercised ..."

5. Surety Bonds: Nature, Functions, Underwriting Requirements by Edward Clark Lunt (1922)
"thoroughgoing Exercise of the Function Essential The securing of joint control is more or less a futile procedure unless such control be exercised ..."

6. Personal Recollections of Werner Von Siemens by Werner von Siemens (1893)
"more, the then dominant thoroughgoing Free Trade party regarded the patenting of inventions as a relic of the old monopoly rights, and incompatible with the ..."

7. Learning to Earn: A Plea and a Plan for Vocational Education by John Augustus Lapp, Carl Henry Mote (1915)
"... in employment—Training for accident prevention—Our industrial history is ignored in the schools— The importance of a thoroughgoing survey of industry. ..."

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