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thor·ough·go·ing(thûr′ō-gō′ĭng, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
1. Very thorough; complete: thoroughgoing research.
2. Unmitigated; unqualified: a thoroughgoing villain.
1. extremely thorough
2. (usually prenominal) absolute; complete: thoroughgoing incompetence.
thor•ough•go•ing(ˈθɜr əˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈθʌr-)
1. doing things thoroughly.
2. carried out to the full extent; thorough.
3. complete; unqualified: a thoroughgoing knave.
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|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"|
arrant, double-dyed, sodding, utter, unadulterated, staring, perfect, pure, everlasting, consummate, complete, stark, gross
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
1. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
2. Completely such, without qualification or exception:
absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer, thorough, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter.
Chiefly British: blooming.