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Definition 1: performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thoroughgoing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exhaustive study
  • made a thorough search
  • thoroughgoing research

Synonyms for thoroughgoing in the sense of this definition

(thoroughgoing is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where thoroughgoing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arrant fool
  • a complete coward
  • a consummate fool
  • a double-dyed villain
  • gross negligence
  • a perfect idiot
  • pure folly
  • what a sodding mess
  • stark staring mad
  • a thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for thoroughgoing in the sense of this definition

(thoroughgoing is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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