[thur-uh-lee, thuhr‐]


in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully: We will review the data thoroughly.
perfectly; utterly: We thoroughly enjoyed the play.

Nearby words

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

Origin of thoroughly

First recorded in 1450–1500; thorough + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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