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1    assiduously, carefully, completely, comprehensively, conscientiously, efficiently, exhaustively, from top to bottom, fully, inside out, intensively, leaving no stone unturned, meticulously, painstakingly, scrupulously, sweepingly, through and through, throughout  
2    absolutely, completely, downright, entirely, perfectly, quite, totally, to the full, to the hilt, utterly, without reservation  
   carelessly, cursorily, half-heartedly, haphazardly, imperfectly, incompletely, in part, lackadaisically, partly, sloppily, somewhat, superficially  
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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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