[ thur-oh, thuhr-oh ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ /
executed without negligence or omissions: a thorough search.
complete; perfect; utter: thorough enjoyment.
extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking: a thorough worker; a thorough analysis.
having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.: a thorough actress.
extending or passing through.
(initial capital letter) English History. the administrative policies of the Earl of Stafford and Archbishop Laud during the reign of Charles I: so called because they were uncompromisingly carried out.
Words nearby thorough
Origin of thorough
before 900; Middle English (preposition and adv.); Old English thuruh, variant of thurh through
OTHER WORDS FROM thorough
thor·ough·ly, adverbthor·ough·ness, nounqua·si-thor·ough, adjectivequa·si-thor·ough·ly, adverb
su·per·thor·ough, adjectivesu·per·thor·ough·ly, adverbsu·per·thor·ough·ness, nounun·thor·ough, adjectiveun·thor·ough·ly, adverbun·thor·ough·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for unthorough
The word “amateur” must not be taken here in the sense of superficial or unthorough.William Oughtred|Florian Cajori
British Dictionary definitions for unthorough (1 of 2)
/ (ˈθʌrə) /
carried out completely and carefullya thorough search
(prenominal) uttera thorough bore
painstakingly carefulmy work is thorough
Derived forms of thoroughthoroughly, adverbthoroughness, noun
Word Origin for thorough
Old English thurh; related to Old Frisian thruch, Old Saxon thuru, Old High German duruh; see through
British Dictionary definitions for unthorough (2 of 2)
/ (ˈθʌrə) /
thoroughgoing policy, as adopted in England by Strafford and Laud during the reign of Charles I
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