thoroughgoing

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

Definition of thoroughgoing

  1. :  marked by thoroughness or zeal :  thorough, complete thoroughgoing changes a thoroughgoing traditionalist

thoroughgoingly

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Examples of thoroughgoing in a sentence

  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


THOROUGHGOING Defined for English Language Learners

thoroughgoing

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

Definition of thoroughgoing for English Language Learners

  • : including every possible detail : very thorough or complete


THOROUGHGOING Defined for Kids

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adjective thor·ough·go·ing \ˌthər-ə-ˈgō-iŋ\

Definition of thoroughgoing for Students

  1. :  thorough 1



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