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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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thorough

  
1       adj   A thorough action or activity is one that is done very carefully and in a detailed way so that nothing is forgotten.  
usu ADJ n  
We are making a thorough investigation..., How thorough is the assessment?     
  thoroughly      adv   ADV with v  
Food that is being offered hot must be reheated thoroughly.     
  thoroughness      n-uncount  
The thoroughness of the evaluation process we went through was impressive.     
2       adj   Someone who is thorough is always very careful in their work, so that nothing is forgotten.  
usu v-link ADJ  
Martin would be a good judge, I thought. He was calm and thorough...     
  thoroughness      n-uncount  
His thoroughness and attention to detail is legendary.     
3       adj   Thorough is used to emphasize the great degree or extent of something.  
det ADJ     (emphasis)    (=complete)  
We regard the band as a thorough shambles.     
  thoroughly      adv   ADV before v, ADV adj  
I thoroughly enjoy your programme...     

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