thoroughgoing

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very thorough; complete.
  • adjective Unmitigated; unqualified.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unqualified; out-and-out; thorough; complete.
  • Synonyms See radical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Going through, or to the end or bottom; very thorough; complete.
  • adjective Going all lengths; extreme; thoroughplaced; -- less common in this sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Complete; thorough; full; with great attention to detail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective performed comprehensively and completely
  • adjective without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From thorough- +‎ going. Compare thoroughgo.

Examples

  • Royce, influenced though he was by German Idealism as a whole, can hardly be called a thoroughgoing

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • -- we are to submit to the outward forms of respect, but we are frankly to say we are Republicans; he has the impudence to swear that England is a Republican country, and calls our thoroughgoing loyalty -- yours and mine, colonel -- disloyalty.

    Beauchamp's Career — Complete

  • -- we are to submit to the outward forms of respect, but we are frankly to say we are Republicans; he has the impudence to swear that England is a Republican country, and calls our thoroughgoing loyalty

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 4

  • -- we are to submit to the outward forms of respect, but we are frankly to say we are Republicans; he has the impudence to swear that England is a Republican country, and calls our thoroughgoing loyalty -- yours and mine, colonel -- disloyalty.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Ordinary happiness is part of it but should not be conflated with the kind of thoroughgoing happiness the pantheist thinks it is possible to attain now and again.

    Pantheism

  • King and his show had some endearing and admirable qualities not least his dedication to long interviews, "thoroughgoing" he was not.

    latimes.com - News

  • King and his show had some endearing and admirable qualities not least his dedication to long interviews, "thoroughgoing" he was not.

    latimes.com - News

  • King and his show had some endearing and admirable qualities not least his dedication to long interviews, "thoroughgoing" he was not.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • King and his show had some endearing and admirable qualities not least his dedication to long interviews, "thoroughgoing" he was not.

    latimes.com - News

  • King and his show had some endearing and admirable qualities not least his dedication to long interviews, "thoroughgoing" he was not.

    latimes.com - News

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