View synonyms for thoroughly


[ thur-uh-lee, thuhr ]


  1. in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully:

    We will review the data thoroughly.

  2. perfectly; utterly:

    We thoroughly enjoyed the play.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of thoroughly1

First recorded in 1450–1500; thorough ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

We don’t freak out about small sample sizes here at FiveThirtyEight … but when a small sample is all we have, we at least have to dissect it thoroughly.

With just the touch of a button, the blade will pop out of the wheel so you can clean it thoroughly in the dishwasher.

You also want to make sure the opening allows easy access to the inside of the bladder so you can thoroughly clean it.

We reiterate the need to thoroughly investigate the case and take measures to prevent future crimes against LGBTI people.

Perhaps because channels like paid social and paid search are so thoroughly tracked, it can sometimes be even harder to convince people to think less about those channels in terms of immediate ROI and more in terms of medium-term brand growth.

It is also the first study to thoroughly examine emergency department use for post-abortion care.

Do not move on to the next item on this list until you have thoroughly answered these questions.

Something tells me Holly Golightly would have thoroughly approved.

Its rhetorical potential—if it ever had any—has been thoroughly exhausted.

But when you look at it clearly, saving the law from politics turns out to be a thoroughly political job.

Down in his galleries and chambers where it was dark as a pocket Grandfather Mole enjoyed himself thoroughly.

Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe: evil spreads as necessarily as disease.

And here let me point out for your future guidance the importance of having a private secretary thoroughly up to his work.

Whatever figure alphabet, however, is used, the main thing about it is to master it thoroughly.

Formulas prepared by others are perfectly retained, however, if they are thoroughly assimilated.