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[thawt-out] /ˈθɔtˈaʊt/
produced by or showing the results of much thought:
a carefully thought-out argument.
Origin of thought-out
First recorded in 1865-70
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well-thought-out, adjective Unabridged
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  • Everything was well thought out; but you were too strong for us.

    In Honour's Cause George Manville Fenn
  • Everything he had done in his life had been long and well thought out.

    The Easiest Way

    Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • We got a manifestation of sorts, well thought out beforehand.

  • The book is an Apology for the feminine sex, and it is well thought out.

    Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley
  • Let every scene be well thought out and be as short as possible.

    My Book of Indoor Games

    Clarence Squareman
  • Both approved of the idea and agreed that it had been well thought out.

  • Tell me now, is not all this well thought out, is it not well arranged?

    The Saint Antonio Fogazzaro
  • The star-gazing, moreover, was no dilettante work; it was based on a serious system—a well thought out plan of observation.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • He took over much of the work of the volunteers and for the first time the laundry developed a well thought out policy.

    Consumers' Cooperative Societies in New York State The Consumers' League of New York
British Dictionary definitions for well thought out


conceived and developed in the manner specified: a well thought-out scheme
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Contemporary definitions for well thought out

produced through careful planning or much mental effort; showing the results of careful and thorough consideration


The boys made a well thought-out science fair project.

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usu. used in combination with badly, carefully, or well's 21st Century Lexicon
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