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thorough brace

  

      n     (Chiefly U.S)   either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported  
  thorough-braced      adj  
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thorough  
      adj  
1    carried out completely and carefully  
a thorough search     
2    prenominal   utter  
a thorough bore     
3    painstakingly careful  
my work is thorough     
     (Old English thurh; related to Old Frisian thruch, Old Saxon thuru, Old High German duruh; see through)  
  thoroughly      adv  
  thoroughness      n  


Thorough  
      n   thoroughgoing policy, as adopted in England by Strafford and Laud during the reign of Charles I  
thorough bass  
      n  
a      (Also called)    basso continuo, continuo   (esp. during the baroque period) a bass part underlying a piece of concerted music. It is played on a keyboard instrument, usually supported by a cello, viola da gamba, etc.  
   See also       figured bass  
b    (as adj.)  
a thorough-bass part, thorough-bass technique     
thorough brace  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported  
  thorough-braced      adj  

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thorough

  
, thoroughgoing  
1    all-embracing, all-inclusive, assiduous, careful, complete, comprehensive, conscientious, efficient, exhaustive, full, in-depth, intensive, leaving no stone unturned, meticulous, painstaking, scrupulous, sweeping  
2    absolute, arrant, complete, deep-dyed     (usually derogatory)   downright, entire, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, sheer, total, unmitigated, unqualified, utter  
  
Antonyms     
   careless, cursory, half-hearted, haphazard, imperfect, incomplete, lackadaisical, partial, sloppy, superficial  

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