thoroughgoing
adjective Date: 1800 marked by thoroughness or zeal ; thorough, complete <
thoroughgoing changes
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a thoroughgoing traditionalist
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thoroughgoingly adverb

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  • Thoroughgoing — Thor ough*go ing, a. 1. Going through, or to the end or bottom; very thorough; complete. [1913 Webster] 2. Going all lengths; extreme; thoroughplaced; less common in this sense. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoroughgoing — index circumspect, complete (all embracing), comprehensive, diligent, intensive, meticulous, particular ( …   Law dictionary

  • thoroughgoing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) involving or attending to every detail or aspect. 2) complete; absolute …   English terms dictionary

  • thoroughgoing — [thʉr′ōgō′iŋ, thʉr′əgō′iŋ] adj. very thorough; specif., a) precise and painstaking b) being wholly such; unmitigated …   English World dictionary

  • thoroughgoing — [[t]θʌ̱rəgo͟ʊɪŋ, AM θɜ͟ːroʊ [/t]] also thorough going 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) You use thoroughgoing to emphasize that someone or something is fully or completely the type of person or thing specified. ...a thoroughgoing conservative …   English dictionary

  • thoroughgoing — thor|ough|go|ing [ˌθʌrəˈgəuıŋ US ˈgou ] adj formal 1.) very thorough and careful ▪ a thoroughgoing analysis of the data 2.) [only before noun] a thoroughgoing action or quality is complete ▪ The programme has been a thoroughgoing success …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughgoing — adjective 1 very thorough and careful: a thoroughgoing inspection of the site 2 (only before noun) a thoroughgoing action or quality is complete: the thoroughgoing materialism of this generation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughgoing — thor|ough|go|ing [ θʌrə,gouıŋ ] adjective 1. ) very thorough and careful: a thoroughgoing investigation 2. ) complete: a thoroughgoing change in the methods of dealing with the problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thoroughgoing — UK [ˌθʌrəˈɡəʊɪŋ] / US [ˈθʌrəˌɡoʊɪŋ] adjective 1) very thorough and careful a thoroughgoing investigation 2) complete a thoroughgoing change in the methods of dealing with the problem …   English dictionary

  • thoroughgoing — thorough / thoroughgoing [adj1] exhaustive absolute, all embracing, all inclusive, all out*, all the way*, assiduous, blow by blow*, careful, circumstantial, clocklike, complete, comprehensive, conscientious, detailed, efficient, exact, from A to …   New thesaurus

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