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 well-thought-out

Contemporary Examples of well-thought-out

  • “America is a well-thought-out country,” one political aide told me.

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    Russia Is Laughing at Us

    Julia Ioffe

    June 29, 2010

  • Second, there was no well-thought-out and practiced evacuation plan for New Orleans.

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    How Katrina Saved Lives

    Michael Chertoff

    August 28, 2009

Historical Examples of well-thought-out

British Dictionary definitions for well-thought-out



(well thought out when postpositive) carefully planned



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