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.
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It is easy to understand that intelligent and educated young Muslims in the West, feeling the tension between their faith and our society may feel the need to practise their religion in a more vigorous and thoroughgoing way than they would in a Muslim country.
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