we will investigate all complaints thoroughly

rigorously, in depth, exhaustively, minutely, closely, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, assiduously, conscientiously, painstakingly, methodically, carefully, comprehensively, fully, from A to Z, from soup to nuts

she is thoroughly spoiled

utterly, downright, absolutely, completely, totally, entirely, one-hundred-percent, really, perfectly, positively, in every respect, through and through; informal plain, to the hilt

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  • thoroughly — [adv1] exhaustively all, assiduously, carefully, completely, comprehensively, conscientiously, earnestly, efficiently, exceedingly, exceptionally, extremely, flat out*, from A to Z*, from top to bottom*, fully, hard, highly, hugely, in and out*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Thoroughly — Thor ough*ly, adv. In a thorough manner; fully; entirely; completely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoroughly — index in toto, purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thoroughly — thor|ough|ly [ θʌrəli ] adverb ** 1. ) very carefully, so that nothing is missed: The case will be thoroughly studied before any decision is made. a ) completely: Let the paint dry thoroughly before applying the next coat. 2. ) very much: You… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thoroughly */*/ — UK [ˈθʌrəlɪ] / US adverb 1) very much The children thoroughly enjoyed the show. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself. I thoroughly agree. 2) a) very carefully, so that nothing is missed The case will be thoroughly studied before any… …   English dictionary

  • thoroughly — thor|ough|ly [ˈθʌrəli US ˈθʌrouli,ˈθʌrə ] adv 1.) completely ▪ She sat feeling thoroughly miserable. ▪ thoroughly cooked meat 2.) carefully, so that nothing is forgotten ▪ The room had been thoroughly cleaned …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughly — adverb 1 completely: She sat in her room feeling thoroughly miserable. | I thoroughly enjoyed the play this evening. 2 carefully, so that nothing is forgotten: to clean a room thoroughly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughly — adv. Thoroughly is used with these adjectives: ↑amused, ↑annoyed, ↑ashamed, ↑bewildered, ↑bored, ↑charming, ↑confused, ↑contemporary, ↑convinced, ↑convincing, ↑corrupt, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • thoroughly — [ˈθʌrəli] adv 1) very much or completely The children thoroughly enjoyed the show.[/ex] 2) very carefully, so that nothing is missed The case will be thoroughly studied before any decision is made.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • thoroughly — adverb 1. in an exhaustive manner (Freq. 8) we searched the files thoroughly • Syn: ↑exhaustively • Derived from adjective: ↑thorough 2. completely and absolutely ( good is sometimes used informally for thoroughly ) (Freq. 7) …   Useful english dictionary

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