thoroughgoing

  • 1 Thoroughgoing — Thor ough*go ing, a. 1. Going through, or to the end or bottom; very thorough; complete. [1913 Webster] 2. Going all lengths; extreme; thoroughplaced; less common in this sense. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thoroughgoing — index circumspect, complete (all embracing), comprehensive, diligent, intensive, meticulous, particular ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 thoroughgoing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) involving or attending to every detail or aspect. 2) complete; absolute …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 thoroughgoing — [thʉr′ōgō′iŋ, thʉr′əgō′iŋ] adj. very thorough; specif., a) precise and painstaking b) being wholly such; unmitigated …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 thoroughgoing — [[t]θʌ̱rəgo͟ʊɪŋ, AM θɜ͟ːroʊ [/t]] also thorough going 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) You use thoroughgoing to emphasize that someone or something is fully or completely the type of person or thing specified. ...a thoroughgoing conservative …

    English dictionary

  • 6 thoroughgoing — thor|ough|go|ing [ˌθʌrəˈgəuıŋ US ˈgou ] adj formal 1.) very thorough and careful ▪ a thoroughgoing analysis of the data 2.) [only before noun] a thoroughgoing action or quality is complete ▪ The programme has been a thoroughgoing success …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 thoroughgoing — adjective 1 very thorough and careful: a thoroughgoing inspection of the site 2 (only before noun) a thoroughgoing action or quality is complete: the thoroughgoing materialism of this generation …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 thoroughgoing — adjective Date: 1800 marked by thoroughness or zeal ; thorough, complete < thoroughgoing changes > < a thoroughgoing traditionalist > • thoroughgoingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 thoroughgoing — thor|ough|go|ing [ θʌrə,gouıŋ ] adjective 1. ) very thorough and careful: a thoroughgoing investigation 2. ) complete: a thoroughgoing change in the methods of dealing with the problem …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 thoroughgoing — UK [ˌθʌrəˈɡəʊɪŋ] / US [ˈθʌrəˌɡoʊɪŋ] adjective 1) very thorough and careful a thoroughgoing investigation 2) complete a thoroughgoing change in the methods of dealing with the problem …

    English dictionary

  • 11 thoroughgoing — thorough / thoroughgoing [adj1] exhaustive absolute, all embracing, all inclusive, all out*, all the way*, assiduous, blow by blow*, careful, circumstantial, clocklike, complete, comprehensive, conscientious, detailed, efficient, exact, from A to …

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  • 12 thoroughgoing — thoroughgoingly, adv. thoroughgoingness, n. /therr oh goh ing, euh goh , thur /, adj. 1. doing things thoroughly. 2. carried out to the full extent; thorough. 3. complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave. [1810 20; THOROUGH + GOING] * * * …

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  • 13 thoroughgoing — adjective Complete; thorough; full; with great attention to detail. He did a thoroughgoing job of cleaning up the broken glass …

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  • 14 thoroughgoing — thor•ough•go•ing [[t]ˈθɜr əˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈθʌr [/t]] adj. 1) doing things thoroughly 2) carried out to the full extent; thorough 3) complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 thoroughgoing — /ˈθʌrəgoʊɪŋ/ (say thuruhgohing) adjective 1. doing things thoroughly. 2. carried out to the full extent. 3. complete; unqualified: *Afterwards he told me the man was a thoroughgoing rascal –coralie rees, 1953 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 thoroughgoing — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. thorough exhaustive, painstaking, precise, in depth, *down to the last detail, precise, exact, meticulous. 2. complete utter, absolute, unmitigated, out and out, unqualified, sheer. ANT.: 1. superficial, partial …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 thoroughgoing — adj. deep, basic; profound; complete …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 thoroughgoing — adjective 1》 involving or attending to every detail or aspect. 2》 complete; absolute …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 thoroughgoing — adj. 1 uncompromising; not superficial. 2 (usu. attrib.) extreme; out and out …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 Biology (Philosophy of) in the nineteenth century — Philosophy of biology in the nineteenth century Jagdish Hattiangadi THE PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY The emergence of biology as a unified subject Students of history and of biology share a common delight: as they study the details of any subject, they… …

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