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thoroughgoing

[ thur-oh-goh-ing, -uh-goh-, thuhr- ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊˌgoʊ ɪŋ, -əˌgoʊ-, ˈθʌr- /
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adjective
doing things thoroughly.
carried out to the full extent; thorough.
complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.
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Origin of thoroughgoing

First recorded in 1810–20; thorough + going

OTHER WORDS FROM thoroughgoing

thor·ough·go·ing·ly, adverbthor·ough·go·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for thoroughgoing

thoroughgoing
/ (ˈθʌrəˌɡəʊɪŋ) /

adjective
extremely thorough
(usually prenominal) absolute; completethoroughgoing incompetence

Derived forms of thoroughgoing

thoroughgoingly, adverbthoroughgoingness, noun
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