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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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  • It meant that a well-thought-out plan was to be accomplished.

    Roger the Bold F. S. Brereton
  • Hitherto the Union forces had acted on no well-thought-out plan.

  • This shearing follows a fashion, now happily going out, as it cannot come from any well-thought-out design.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • We must not think of this advance into Alsace as part of a well-thought-out plan by the French commander-in-chief.

  • Everyone of us recognizes that a well-thought-out plan is behind all this; even the enemy has premonitions of it.

    What Germany Thinks Thomas F. A. Smith
  • The author is full of well-thought-out suggestions for saving waste and increasing efficiency in our national administration.

  • Things at once fell into harmonious relation with each other, as in a well-thought-out room they should do.

    Just Sixteen. Susan Coolidge
  • Practically the company has had to give up its well-thought-out plan and rent as many of the houses as it could.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
British Dictionary definitions for well-thought-out


(well thought out when postpositive) carefully planned


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.

Usage Note

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