doing things thoroughly.
carried out to the full extent; thorough.
complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.
- thor·ough·go·ing·ly, adverb
- thor·ough·go·ing·ness, noun
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How to use thoroughgoing in a sentence
In any case, the failure to make thoroughgoing plans to accommodate other media outlets is a de facto act of exclusivity.Fox & Friends hosts propaganda session for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis | Erik Wemple | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
JFK was thus a thoroughgoing practitioner of black swan logic.
One of those senators, Harry F. Byrd Jr., was a thoroughgoing segregationist.
There is simply nothing on the sports calendar as thoroughgoing as the domination of Thanksgiving Day by American football.
Hume and Holbach had much in common intellectually, although the latter was far more thoroughgoing in his repudiation of Theism.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
Malthus was not a thoroughgoing supporter of the 'do-nothing' doctrine.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
We are not even sure that, in a thoroughgoing civic catastrophe, Dr. Straton would escape.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
It was called then the Charles Street gang, and none but the thoroughgoing cared to belong to it.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
The men were a fine lot, and such thoroughgoing Americans, no matter from what country their parents had come.War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for thoroughgoing
(usually prenominal) absolute; complete: thoroughgoing incompetence
- thoroughgoingly, adverb
- thoroughgoingness, noun
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