thorough-paced

adjective thor·ough-paced \ ˌthər-əˈpāst , ˌthə-rə- \

Definition of thorough-paced

1 : thorough, complete
  • he has been a thorough-paced little villain
  • —Charles Dickens
2 : thoroughly trained : accomplished

First Known Use of thorough-paced

circa 1628

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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