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thoroughgoing

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adjective thor·ough·go·ing \ˌthər-ə-ˈgō-iŋ, ˌthə-rə-, -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ\

Simple Definition of thoroughgoing

  • : including every possible detail : very thorough or complete

Full Definition of thoroughgoing

  1. :  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>



1800

First Known Use of thoroughgoing

1800


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