throughly

[ throo-lee ]
/ ˈθru li /
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adverb Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. through thick and thin,
  2. through-composed,
  3. through-line ,
  4. through-other,
  5. through-the-lens meter,
  6. throughout,
  7. throughput,
  8. throughway,
  9. throve,
  10. throw

Origin of throughly

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at through, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for throughly

throughly

/ (ˈθruːlɪ) /

adverb

archaic thoroughly; completely
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Word Origin and History for throughly

throughly

adv.

"fully, completely," mid-15c., from through + -ly (2). Archaic alternative to thoroughly.

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