Definition of thoroughly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHərəlē/
Pronunciation: /ˈTHərōlē/


1In a thorough manner: he searched the house thoroughly
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  • This involved thoroughly cleaning the house, rather a lot of food preparation and blowing up about twenty balloons.
  • Houses and shops are thoroughly cleaned to make a fresh new start and to host holiday visitors.
  • Everyone followed him and spilt up, searching the entire island 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
2Very much; greatly: I thoroughly enjoyed the day [as submodifier]: she was soon thoroughly bored
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  • Although immensely stressful, she thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of her wedding preparation.
  • Although windy, the weather stayed dry and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
  • All the participants thoroughly enjoyed the walk on the famed Pilgrim Path.
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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Syllabification: thor·ough·ly

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