[ thur-oh-ngis, thuhr- ]
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  1. the quality of being painstakingly and comprehensively executed, without errors or omissions; the act or practice of executing tasks in this way:My old cookbook remains unmatched in the clarity and thoroughness of its explanations.They were greatly impressed by the FBI's speed and thoroughness.

  2. completeness or perfection:I had my doubts about the thoroughness of his knowledge of the subject.

Origin of thoroughness


Other words from thoroughness

  • su·per·thor·ough·ness, noun
  • un·thor·ough·ness, noun

Words Nearby thoroughness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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