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Meaning of thorough

thor•ough

Pronunciation: (thûr'ō, thur'ō), [key]
— adj.
  1. executed without negligence or omissions: a thorough search.
  2. complete; perfect; utter: thorough enjoyment.
  3. extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking: a thorough worker; a thorough analysis.
  4. having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.: a thorough actress.
  5. extending or passing through.
—adv., prep.
  1. through.
—n.
  1. (cap.)the administrative policies of the Earl of Stafford and Archbishop Laud during the reign of Charles I: so called because they were uncompromisingly carried out.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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