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THOROUGHLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thoroughly mean? 

THOROUGHLY (adverb)
  The adverb THOROUGHLY has 2 senses:

1. in a complete and thorough manner ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly')
2. in an exhaustive manner

  Familiarity information: THOROUGHLY used as an adverb is rare.


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THOROUGHLY (adverb)


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Meaning:

In a complete and thorough manner ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly')

Synonyms:

thoroughly; good; soundly

Context examples:

he was soundly defeated / we beat him good

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Pertainym:

thorough (very thorough; exhaustively complete)


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Meaning:

In an exhaustive manner

Synonyms:

exhaustively; thoroughly

Context example:

we searched the files thoroughly

Pertainym:

thorough (painstakingly careful and accurate)


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