produced by or showing the results of much thought: a carefully thought-out argument.

Origin of thought-out

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formswell-thought-out, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thought-out

Historical Examples of thought-out

  • It is a tendency that sways them, not a thought-out scheme of the way to live.

    Change in the Village

    (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt

  • I was upsetting, at the very moment of starting, his thought-out arrangements.

    A Padre in France

    George A. Birmingham

  • A reason is thought-out and conscious, which a motive need not be.


    Robert S. Woodworth

  • For at once he dropped his own thought-out plans, and did as he was bid.

  • Eugenics is weak because it has no thought-out programme; isms rise and fall because people are not informed.

British Dictionary definitions for thought-out



conceived and developed in the manner specifieda well thought-out scheme
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