HyperDic: thorough

English > 3 senses of the word thorough:
ADJECTIVEallthoroughpainstakingly careful and accurate
allthorough, exhaustive, thoroughgoingperformed comprehensively and completely
allthorough, arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulteratedwithout qualification / qualification
thorough > pronunciation
Soundsthao'row; ther'ow
RhymesAfro ... zero: 75 rhymes with row...
borough ... Thoreau: 9 rhymes with erow...
English > thorough: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpainstakingly careful and accurate.
Examples
  • "our accountant is thorough"
  • "thorough research"
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
Spanishmeticuloso, minucioso, profundo
Catalanmeticulós, minuciós, profund
Nounsthoroughnessconscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task
Adverbsthoroughlyin an exhaustive manner
English > thorough: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPerformed comprehensively and completely.
Examples
  • "made a thorough search"
  • "thoroughgoing research"
Synonymsexhaustive, thoroughgoing
BroadercompleteHaving every necessary or normal part or component or step
Spanishexhaustivo
Catalanexhaustiu
Nounsthoroughnessconscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task
Adverbsthoroughlycompletely and absolutely ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly')
English > thorough: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWithout qualification / qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
Example "a thoroughgoing villain"
Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
Broaderunmitigatednot diminished or moderated in intensity or severity

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