thoroughgoing


thor·ough·go·ing

adjective \ˌthər-ə-ˈgō-iŋ, ˌthə-rə-, -ˈg(-)iŋ\

: including every possible detail : very thorough or complete

Full Definition of THOROUGHGOING

:  marked by thoroughness or zeal :  thorough, complete <thoroughgoing changes> <a thoroughgoing traditionalist>
thor·ough·go·ing·ly adverb

Examples of THOROUGHGOING

  1. <civil rights advocates are hoping for a thoroughgoing rejection of the proposed bill>
  2. <a thoroughgoing attempt to solve the puzzle and still no luck>

First Known Use of THOROUGHGOING

1800

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