[thur-oh-goh-ing, -uh-goh-, thuhr-]
- doing things thoroughly.
- carried out to the full extent; thorough.
- complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.
Origin of thoroughgoing
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Examples from the Web for thoroughgoing
JFK was thus a thoroughgoing practitioner of black swan logic.JFK’s Weak Body And Strong Spirit
James Blight, Janet Lang
November 15, 2013
One of those senators, Harry F. Byrd Jr., was a thoroughgoing segregationist.The High-Stakes Virginia Election Recount
November 12, 2013
There is simply nothing on the sports calendar as thoroughgoing as the domination of Thanksgiving Day by American football.Football, Hold the Stuffing
Charles P. Pierce
November 26, 2008
Mr. Work has cooperated with me in the most thoroughgoing manner.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
It was all this that made him the thoroughgoing democrat that he was.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
That is inconsistent with Bentham's thoroughgoing empiricism.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
In spirit and temperament he is a thoroughgoing rationalist.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Now, to do him justice, Trundle was a thoroughgoing boatswain.Salt Water
W. H. G. Kingston
- extremely thorough
- (usually prenominal) absolute; completethoroughgoing incompetence
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