thoroughgoing

[thur-oh-goh-ing, -uh-goh-, thuhr-]

adjective

doing things thoroughly.
carried out to the full extent; thorough.
complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.

Origin of thoroughgoing

First recorded in 1810–20; thorough + going
Related formsthor·ough·go·ing·ly, adverbthor·ough·go·ing·ness, noun
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absolute, arrant, out-and-out, unqualified

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British Dictionary definitions for thoroughgoing

thoroughgoing

adjective

extremely thorough
(usually prenominal) absolute; completethoroughgoing incompetence
Derived Formsthoroughgoingly, adverbthoroughgoingness, noun
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