thoroughgoing

[ thur-oh-goh-ing, -uh-goh-, thuhr- ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊˌgoʊ ɪŋ, -əˌgoʊ-, ˈθʌr- /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. thorough,
  2. thorough bass,
  3. thorough brace,
  4. thoroughbred,
  5. thoroughfare,
  6. thoroughly,
  7. thoroughpaced,
  8. thoroughpin,
  9. thoroughwort,
  10. thorp

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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British Dictionary definitions for thoroughgoing

thoroughgoing

/ (ˈθʌrəˌɡəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

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

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