- 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.
- Archaic. 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.
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Related Words for unthoroughpoor, awkward, muddy, clumsy, careless, dirty, wet, mediocre, bedraggled, disheveled, faulty, fly-by-night, haphazard, imperfect, inaccurate, inexact, loose, messy, neglected, negligent
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The word “amateur” must not be taken here in the sense of superficial or unthorough.William Oughtred
- carried out completely and carefullya thorough search
- (prenominal) uttera thorough bore
- painstakingly carefulmy work is thorough
Word Origin for thorough
- thoroughgoing policy, as adopted in England by Strafford and Laud during the reign of Charles I
late 15c., adjectival use of Old English þuruh (adv.) "from end to end, from side to side," stressed variant of þurh (adv., prep.); see through. Related: thoroughly (c.1300).