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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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  • We got a manifestation of sorts, well thought out beforehand.

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

    The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • This, well thought out, will give direction to the eventual development of the plot of ground you have in mind.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • Both approved of the idea and agreed that it had been well thought out.

  • He had a solution ready, well thought out and bearing to his mind the stamp of probability.

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

    The Saint Antonio Fogazzaro
  • The priest saw this, and waited for the answer which he felt sure would be well thought out before it found expression.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • The thing has been well thought out, though whether it ever comes to maturity or not is a question.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • The book is an Apology for the feminine sex, and it is well thought out.

    Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley
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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