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Adjective, Noun


Adjective thorough has 2 senses


thoroughprep. [See Through.].
     Through.  Spenser. Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Thoroughly.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Through.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
     A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]


thorough, adj.
1 complete and unqualified; not superficial (needs a thorough change).
2 acting or done with great care and completeness (the report is most thorough).
3 absolute (a thorough nuisance).

thorough bass a bass part for a keyboard player with numerals and symbols below to indicate the harmony. thorough-paced
1 (of a horse) trained to all paces.
2 complete or unqualified.
thoroughly adv. thoroughness n.
orig. as adv. and prep. in the senses of through, f. OE thuruh var. of thurh THROUGH



absolute, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-out, all-pervading, arrant, assiduous, blow-by-blow, born, broad-based, canny, careful, cautious, chronic, circumspect, classical, clean, clear, complete, comprehensive, confirmed, congenital, conscientious, consummate, crass, decided, deep-dyed, deep-fixed, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, definitive, deliberate, detailed, diligent, discreet, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, elaborate, encyclopedic, established, exhaustive, extensive, fast, full, full-dress, fully realized, gingerly, glaring, gross, guarded, heedful, hesitant, implanted, incorrigible, inculcated, industrious, infixed, ingrained, instilled, intensive, intolerable, inveterate, irreversible, itemized, judicious, leaving out nothing, long-established, methodical, meticulous, mindful, minute, noncommittal, omnibus, omnipresent, on guard, operose, out-and-out, outright, overlooking no possibility, painstaking, particular, particularized, pawky, perfect, pervasive, plain, plumb, polished, politic, positive, precious, profound, pronounced, proper, prudent, pure, radical, rank, regardful, regular, rooted, safe, scrupulous, sedulous, set, settled, settled in habit, shattering, sheer, shocking, slow to act, stark, stark-staring, straight, superlative, surpassing, sweeping, tentative, the veriest, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, ubiquitous, unadventurous, unalloyed, unbearable, uncommunicative, unconditional, unconscionable, undaring, undeniable, undiluted, unenterprising, unequivocal, universal, unmitigated, unmixed, unprecipitate, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, unrestricted, unspoiled, utter, veritable, wholesale




N completeness, completion, integration, allness, entirety, perfection, solidity, solidarity, unity, all, ne plus ultra, ideal, limit, complement, supplement, make-weight, filling, up, impletion, saturation, saturity, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, fill, load, bumper, bellyful, brimmer, sufficiency, complete, entire, whole, perfect, full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary, solid, undivided, with all its parts, all- sided, exhaustive, radical, sweeping, thorough-going, dead, regular, consummate, unmitigated, sheer, unqualified, unconditional, free, abundant, brimming, brimful, topful, topfull, chock full, choke full, as full as an egg is of meat, as full as a vetch, saturated, crammed, replete, fraught, laden, full-laden, full-fraught, full-charged, heavy laden, completing, supplemental, supplementary, ascititious, completely, altogether, outright, wholly, totally, in toto, quite, all out, over head and ears, effectually, for good and all, nicely, fully, through thick and thin, head and shoulders, neck and heel, neck and crop, in all respects, in every respect, at all points, out and out, to all intents and purposes, toto coelo, utterly, clean, clean as a whistle, to the full, to the utmost, to the backbone, hollow, stark, heart and soul, root and branch, down to the ground, to the top of one's bent, as far as possible, a outrance, throughout, from first to last, from beginning to end, from end to end, from one end to the other, from Dan to Beersheba, from head to foot, from top to toe, from top to bottom, de fond en comble, a fond, a capite ad calcem, ab ovo usque ad mala, fore and aft, every, whit, every inch, cap-a-pie, to the end of the chapter, up to the brim, up to the ears, up to the eyes, as a as can be, on all accounts, sous tous les rapports, with a vengeance, with a witness, falsus in uno falsus in omnibus, false in one thing, false in everything, omnem movere lapidem, una scopa nuova spazza bene.


N completion, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment, performance, execution, despatch, dispatch, consummation, culmination, finish, conclusion, close, terminus, winding up, finale, denouement, catastrophe, issue, upshot, result, final touch, last touch, crowning touch, finishing touch, finishing stroke, last finish, coup de grace, crowning of the edifice, coping-stone, keystone, missing link, superstructure, ne plus ultra, work done, fait accompli, elaboration, finality, completeness, completing, final, concluding, conclusive, crowning, exhaustive, done, completed, done for, sped, wrought out, highly wrought, thorough, ripe, completely, to crown all, out of hand, the race is run, actum est, finis coronat opus, consummatum est, c'en est fait, it is all over, the game is played out, the bubble has burst, aussitot dit aussitot fait, aut non tentaris aut perfice.

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