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thor·ough

 (thûr′ō, thŭr′ō)
adj.
1. Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
2. Painstakingly accurate or careful: thorough research.
3. Absolute; utter: a thorough pleasure.
prep. & adv. Archaic
Variant of through.

[Middle English thorow, through, thorough, from Old English thuruh, from end to end, through; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

thor′ough·ly adv.
thor′ough·ness n.

thorough

(ˈθʌrə)
adj
1. carried out completely and carefully: a thorough search.
2. (prenominal) utter: a thorough bore.
3. painstakingly careful: my work is thorough.
[Old English thurh; related to Old Frisian thruch, Old Saxon thuru, Old High German duruh; see through]
ˈthoroughly adv
ˈthoroughness n

Thorough

(ˈθʌrə)
n
(Historical Terms) thoroughgoing policy, as adopted in England by Strafford and Laud during the reign of Charles I

thor•ough

(ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ)

adj.
1. executed without negligence or omissions: a thorough search.
2. complete; perfect; utter: thorough enjoyment.
3. extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking: a thorough worker.
4. having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.
5. extending or passing through.
adv., prep.
6. Archaic. through.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thuruh, variant of thurh through]
thor′ough•ly, adv.
thor′ough•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thorough - painstakingly careful and accurate; "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
2.thorough - performed comprehensively and completely; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"
complete - 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"

thorough

adjective
2. careful, conscientious, painstaking, efficient, meticulous, exhaustive, scrupulous, assiduous The men were expert, thorough and careful.
careful careless, sloppy, lackadaisical
3. complete, total, absolute, utter, perfect, entire, pure, sheer, outright, downright, unqualified, out-and-out, unmitigated, arrant, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) I was a thorough little academic snob.
complete partial, superficial, incomplete, imperfect

thorough

adjective
1. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
2. Characterized by attention to detail:
Translations
تام، شامِلدَقيقدَقِيقمُخْلِص في عَمَلِه
důkladnýnaprostýpečlivýsvědomitýúplný
grundigomhyggeligfuldstændig
perusteellinenhuolellinenperinpohjainen
temeljit
gagnger, ítarlegurítarlegurnákvæmur
徹底的な
철저한
cītīgsgalīgskārtīgspamatīgspilnīgs
starostlivý
temeljit
grundlig
ละเอียดถี่ถ้วน
baştanbaşaçok dikkatlieksiksiztam anlamıylatitiz
kỹ lưỡng

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] ADJ
1. (= complete) [examination, search, investigation] → riguroso, minucioso; [training] → riguroso, a fondo; [knowledge, understanding] → profundo, sólido
to give sth a thorough clean/washlimpiar/lavar algo bien or a fondo
the room needed a thorough cleanla habitación necesitaba una buena limpieza or una limpieza a fondo
to have a thorough grounding in sthtener una base sólida en algo
2. (= meticulous) [person, teacher] → concienzudo, meticuloso
to be thorough in doing sthhacer algo a conciencia, ser meticuloso a la hora de hacer algo
3. (as intensifier) (= complete, total) it was a thorough waste of timeera una pérdida de tiempo absoluta or total
to make a thorough nuisance of o.sdar la lata a base de bien
he made a thorough fool of himselfhizo un ridículo espantoso
he gave them a thorough wallopingles dio una buena zurra
it's a thorough disgracees un verdadero escándalo

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] adj
(= exhaustive) [search] → minutieux/euse; [knowledge, research] → approfondi(e); [investigation, survey] → approfondi(e); [work] → consciencieux/euse; [cleaning] → à fond
(= meticulous) [person] → minutieux/euse
She's very thorough → Elle est très minutieuse.
(= complete) [mess, snob] → complet/ète

thorough

adjgründlich; knowledge alsoumfassend, solide; contempt alsobodenlos; successvoll, durchschlagend; fool, rascalausgemacht; to do a thorough jobgründliche Arbeit leisten; to have/get a thorough grounding in somethingeine solide Basis in etw haben/bekommen; to be thorough in doing somethingetw gründlich machen; she’s a thorough nuisancesie ist wirklich eine Plage; it’s a thorough nuisancedas ist wirklich lästig

thorough

:
thorough bass
n (Mus) → Generalbass m
thoroughbred
nreinrassiges Tier; (= horse)Vollblut(pferd) nt, → Vollblüter m
adjreinrassig; thorough horseVollblut(pferd) nt; thorough dogRassehund m
thoroughfare
nDurchfahrts- or Durchgangsstraße f; it’s the most famous thorough of this townes ist die berühmteste Straße dieser Stadt; this isn’t a public thoroughdas ist keine öffentliche Verkehrsstraße; “no thorough (cul-de-sac) → „Sackgasse“; (not open to public) → Durchfahrt verboten
thoroughgoing
adj changesgründlich; revisiongrundlegend, tief greifend; measure, reformdurchgreifend; believereingefleischt; to be a thorough professionaldurch und durch Profi sein; he is a thorough rascaler ist ein Spitzbube durch und durch

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] adj (work, worker) → preciso/a, accurato/a; (search) → minuzioso/a; (examination, knowledge, research) → approfondito/a; (cleaning) → a fondo; (complete, attr only, idiot, scoundrel) → vero/a
she has a thorough knowledge of the subject → ha una profonda conoscenza in materia
he's a thorough rascal → è una canaglia matricolata, è un vero mascalzone

thorough

(ˈθarə) , ((American) ˈθə:rəu) adjective
1. (of a person) very careful; attending to every detail. a thorough worker.
2. (of a task etc) done with a suitably high level of care, attention to detail etc. His work is very thorough.
3. complete; absolute. a thorough waste of time.
ˈthoroughly adverb
1. with great care, attending to every detail. She doesn't do her job very thoroughly.
2. completely. He's thoroughly stupid/bored.
ˈthoroughness noun
care; attention to detail.
ˈthoroughfare (-feə) noun
1. a public road or street. Don't park your car on a busy thoroughfare.
2. (the right of) passage through. A sign on the gate said `No Thoroughfare'.

thorough

دَقِيق důkladný grundig gründlich ενδελεχής concienzudo perusteellinen minutieux temeljit completo 徹底的な 철저한 grondig grundig gruntowny minucioso доскональный grundlig ละเอียดถี่ถ้วน baştanbaşa kỹ lưỡng 彻底的

thorough

a. completo-a, minucioso-a, acabado-a;
adv. completamente, minuciosamente, a fondo.
References in classic literature ?
He takes after his father in being very thorough in what he does.
But everything is raw, for the Iroquois are thorough savages.
For Clifford, however, the reality, and simplicity, and thorough homeliness of the girl's nature were as powerful a charm as any that she possessed.
Looking at him merely as an animal -- and there was very little else to look at -- he was a most satisfactory object, from the thorough healthfulness and wholesomeness of his system, and his capacity, at that extreme age, to enjoy all, or nearly all, the delights which he had ever aimed at or conceived of.
Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
But to a large and thorough sweeping comprehension of him, it behoves me now to unbutton him still further, and untagging the points of his hose, unbuckling his garters, and casting loose the hooks and the eyes of the joints of his innermost bones, set him before you in his ultimatum; that is to say, in his unconditional skeleton.
Well," he said, "I thought I was pretty quick, and our John quicker still, but you do beat all I ever saw for being quick and thorough at the same time.
Some wore them tipped rakishly to one side--these were your men of humor, jolly, free-and-easy dogs; some had them jammed independently down over their noses--these were your hard characters, thorough men, who, when they wore their hats, wanted to wear them, and to wear them just as they had a mind to; there were those who had them set far over back--wide-awake men, who wanted a clear prospect; while careless men, who did not know, or care, how their hats sat, had them shaking about in all directions.
Two women-servants came out with pails and brooms and brushes, and gave the sidewalk a thorough scrubbing; meanwhile two others scrubbed the four marble steps which led up to the door; beyond these we could see some men-servants taking up the carpet of the grand staircase.
He was moved to capture the skiff, arguing that it might be considered a ship and therefore legitimate prey for a pirate, but he knew a thorough search would be made for it and that might end in revelations.
Such another small basin of thin gruel as his own was all that he could, with thorough selfapprobation, recommend; though he might constrain himself, while the ladies were comfortably clearing the nicer things, to say:
Elinor saw, and pitied her for, the neglect of abilities which education might have rendered so respectable; but she saw, with less tenderness of feeling, the thorough want of delicacy, of rectitude, and integrity of mind, which her attentions, her assiduities, her flatteries at the Park betrayed; and she could have no lasting satisfaction in the company of a person who joined insincerity with ignorance; whose want of instruction prevented their meeting in conversation on terms of equality, and whose conduct toward others made every shew of attention and deference towards herself perfectly valueless.