An example of thorough is the inspection that your mechanic does on your car.
Origin of thoroughMiddle English thoruh, thuruh, an emphatic variant, variety of through, through
- passing through: now chiefly in comb.: thoroughfare
- done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete: a thorough checkup
- that is completely (the thing specified); out-and-out; absolute: a thorough rascal
- very exact, accurate, or painstaking, esp. with regard to details: a thorough researcher
- Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
- Painstakingly accurate or careful: thorough research.
- Absolute; utter: a thorough pleasure.
Origin of thoroughMiddle English thorow, through, thorough, from Old English thuruh, from end to end, through; see ter&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more thorough, superlative most thorough)
- painstaking and careful not to miss or omit any detail
- The Prime Minister announced a thorough investigation into the death of a father of two in police custody.
- He is the most thorough worker I have ever seen.
- The infested house needs a thorough cleansing before it will be inhabitable.
- utter; complete; absolute
- It is a thorough pleasure to see him beg for mercy.
Old English Ã¾uruh.
- (obsolete) Through. [9th-19th c.]
A disyllabic form of Old English Ã¾urh (“through").