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THOROUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thorough mean? 

THOROUGH (adjective)
  The adjective THOROUGH has 2 senses:

1. painstakingly careful and accurate
2. very thorough; exhaustively complete

  Familiarity information: THOROUGH used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THOROUGH (adjective)


Sense 1thorough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Painstakingly careful and accurate

Context examples:

our accountant is thorough / thorough research

Similar:

careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)


Sense 2thorough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very thorough; exhaustively complete

Synonyms:

exhaustive; thoroughgoing; thorough

Context examples:

an exhaustive study / made a thorough search / thoroughgoing research

Similar:

complete (having every necessary or normal part or component or step)


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