thoroughgoing


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thor·ough·go·ing

 (thûr′ō-gō′ĭng, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
adj.
1. Very thorough; complete: thoroughgoing research.
2. Unmitigated; unqualified: a thoroughgoing villain.

thoroughgoing

(ˈθʌrəˌɡəʊɪŋ)
adj
1. extremely thorough
2. (usually prenominal) absolute; complete: thoroughgoing incompetence.
ˈthoroughˌgoingly adv
ˈthoroughˌgoingness n

thor•ough•go•ing

(ˈθɜr əˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈθʌr-)

adj.
1. doing things thoroughly.
2. carried out to the full extent; thorough.
3. complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thoroughgoing - 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"
2.thoroughgoing - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "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 thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"

thoroughgoing

adjective
1. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
Translations

thoroughgoing

[ˈθʌrəˌgəʊɪŋ] ADJ [analysis] → minucioso; [restructuring] → concienzudo, a fondo; [conservative, revolutionary] → convencido, auténtico

thoroughgoing

[ˈθʌrəgəʊɪŋ] adj
[analysis] → approfondi(e); [reform] → en profondeur; [review] → en profondeur
(= out-and-out) [conservative, materialism] → absolu(e); [rogue] → véritable before n, fini(e)

thoroughgoing

[ˈθʌrəˌgəʊɪŋ] adj (examination, search) → accurato/a, minuzioso/a; (analysis) → approfondito/a; (reform) → totale
he's a thoroughgoing idiot → è un perfetto idiota
References in classic literature ?
The most thoroughgoing of all distinctions in literature, as in the other Fine Arts, is that between (1) Substance, the essential content and meaning of the work, and (2) Form, the manner in which it is expressed (including narrative structure, external style, in poetry verse-form, and many related matters).
Here is a meek, righteous, thoroughgoing Christian, who, having mastered all these qualities, so difficult of attainment; who, having dropped a pinch of salt on the tails of all the cardinal virtues, and caught them every one; makes light of their possession, and pants for more morality.
We learn much about the social and economic strata of her society, the fluidity of its class system, its thoroughgoing reliance on money.
Composed just prior to the period when Coltrane turned decisively to a thoroughgoing exploration of the idioms which have proved so unbearable to many listeners, A Love Supreme carefully juxtaposes relatively sparing yet profoundly intense discords with a startlingly intense drive toward harmonic reconciliation, and in such a way that we are able to hear a fully articulated, fully embodied expression of the idea that "dissonance is the truth about harmony.
I am the president of the American Humanist Association, a thoroughgoing materialist and rationalist organization.
He demanded a thoroughgoing investigation into the well-organised attack in order to identify its instigators.
His wider ambition was nothing short of a thoroughgoing historicization of recent contemporary art--an important if slippery task.
Thoroughgoing secularist ideology remains the position of a relative few.
There is nervousness here - and a brute and thoroughgoing discomfort with difference.
Americans should not have been so surprised by the Oklahoma bombing, says Stock, because violently expressed rural radicalism is a thoroughgoing and deeply ingrained feature of the American past.
A tax cut now, followed in short order by a thoroughgoing rewrite of the federal tax code, he declared, would ``take the country roaring into the 21st century.
Holloway offers a thoroughgoing analysis of the ancestral figure in black women's narratives in Moorings and Metaphors.