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thought-out

[thawt-out] /ˈθɔtˈaʊt/
adjective
1.
produced by or showing the results of much thought:
a carefully thought-out argument.
Origin of thought-out
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
Related forms
well-thought-out, adjective
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  • Everything was well thought out; but you were too strong for us.

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  • Everything he had done in his life had been long and well thought out.

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  • 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.

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  • Let every scene be well thought out and be as short as possible.

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  • 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?

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for well thought out

thought-out

adjective
1.
conceived and developed in the manner specified: a well thought-out scheme
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Contemporary definitions for well thought out
adjective

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

Examples

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

Usage Note

usu. used in combination with badly, carefully, or well

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