thorough-paced

adjective

thor·​ough-paced ˌthər-əˈpāst How to pronounce thorough-paced (audio)
ˌthə-rə-
1
: thorough, complete
he has been a thorough-paced little villainCharles Dickens
2
: thoroughly trained : accomplished

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1628, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of thorough-paced was circa 1628

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Cite this Entry

“Thorough-paced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thorough-paced. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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