Need another word that means the same as “thoroughly”? Find 42 synonyms and 30 related words for “thoroughly” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Thoroughly” are: good, soundly, exhaustively, rigorously, in depth, minutely, closely, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, assiduously, conscientiously, painstakingly, methodically, carefully, completely, comprehensively, fully, to the fullest extent, intensively, extensively, utterly, downright, absolutely, totally, entirely, really, perfectly, profoundly, properly, surpassingly, positively, simply, unconditionally, unreservedly, categorically, incontrovertibly, unquestionably, undeniably, in every respect, through and through, outright
Thoroughly as an Adverb
Definitions of "Thoroughly" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “thoroughly” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- Completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly.
- In a thorough manner.
- Very much; greatly.
- In an exhaustive manner.
Synonyms of "Thoroughly" as an adverb (42 Words)
|absolutely||With no qualification, restriction, or limitation; totally.|
She had absolutely no idea what he was talking about.
|assiduously||With great care and perseverance.|
Leaders worked assiduously to hammer out an action plan.
|carefully||As if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact.|
He listened carefully to the way people spoke.
|categorically||In a way that is unambiguously explicit and direct.|
The rules state categorically No Violence.
|closely||In a way that involves only a small margin between the winner and loser.|
A closely guarded plan.
The fire completely destroyed the building.
|comprehensively||In a way that includes or deals with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something.|
A comprehensively equipped vehicle.
|conscientiously||With extreme conscientiousness.|
He could not conscientiously take the oath.
He was downright rude.
|entirely||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
Was entirely to blame.
|exhaustively||In an exhaustive manner.|
The book is a scholarly study exhaustively researched.
|extensively||To a large or detailed degree.|
Her husband travelled extensively in his job.
|fully||Referring to a quantity.|
|good||In a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard good is a nonstandard dialectal variant for well.|
The baby can walk pretty good.
|in depth||To or toward the inside of.|
|in detail||To or toward the inside of.|
|in every respect||To or toward the inside of.|
|incontrovertibly||In an obvious and provable manner.|
|intensively||With extreme concentration or effort; very thoroughly or vigorously.|
He worked intensively through the summer.
|methodically||In an orderly or systematic manner.|
We worked slowly and methodically through all procedures.
|meticulously||In a meticulous manner.|
A meticulously researched book.
|minutely||With great attention to detail; meticulously.|
Minutely detailed descriptions covering every angle.
|outright||Wholly and completely.|
Logging has been banned outright.
|painstakingly||In a fastidious and painstaking manner.|
The property has been painstakingly restored by its current owners.
|perfectly||In a manner or way that could not be better.|
The ring fitted perfectly.
|positively||In a positive way, especially by expressing optimism, agreement, or acceptance.|
The negotiations started positively with agreement on several issues.
|profoundly||To a profound extent; extremely.|
He profoundly altered the whole course of my life.
|properly||With reason or justice.|
If you don t behave properly you ll have to leave.
|really||Used as intensifiers real is sometimes used informally for really rattling is informal.|
I m sorry Ruth I really am.
|rigorously||In an extremely thorough and careful way.|
The court rigorously scrutinises the settlement.
|scrupulously||With extreme conscientiousness.|
Scrupulously maintained images.
|simply||In a straightforward or plain manner.|
It s simply beautiful.
|soundly||(with reference to sleep) deeply and without disturbance.|
Soundly deduced scientific research.
|surpassingly||To an extraordinary degree.|
She was a surpassingly beautiful woman.
|through and through||From beginning to end.|
|to the fullest extent||To the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full’ in this sense is used as a combining form.|
|totally||Used to express agreement.|
Some of the lyrics are totally brilliant.
|unconditionally||Without conditions or limits.|
To be loved unconditionally is to be loved for who we are.
|undeniably||Used to emphasize that something cannot be denied or disputed.|
Effective responsive government undeniably benefits businesses.
|unquestionably||Without question and beyond doubt.|
The awards were unquestionably deserved.
|unreservedly||Without reservations; completely.|
We like to be able to talk unreservedly about ourselves.
|utterly||Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers.|
Usage Examples of "Thoroughly" as an adverb
- She was soon thoroughly bored.
- He searched the house thoroughly.
- We searched the files thoroughly.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Associations of "Thoroughly" (30 Words)
|absolutely||(of a verb) without a stated object.|
An absolutely magnificent painting.
|all||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent whole is often used informally for wholly.|
After extra time it was still two all.
|altogether||Informal terms for nakedness.|
Altogether he earns close to a million dollars.
|collectively||As a group; as a whole.|
The vast range of resources that the American people collectively own.
|complete||Perfect and complete in every respect having all necessary qualities.|
A complete meal.
|completely||So as to be complete; with everything necessary.|
The fire completely destroyed the building.
|conclusively||In a conclusive way.|
I have shown conclusively that there was no such epidemic.
|decisively||With finality; conclusively.|
I want the person who wins the election to win decisively.
|drastically||In a drastic manner.|
The ending was drastically different from what I d expected.
The traffic seemed to consist entirely of black cabs.
|exhaustive||Performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial.|
An exhaustive study.
|fully||Referring to a quantity.|
I fully understand the fears of the workers.
|gamut||The lowest note in the gamut scale.|
The orchestral gamut.
|generic||(of drugs) not protected by trademark.|
Acetaminophen is the generic form of the proprietary drug Tylenol.
|outright||Not by degrees or instalments.|
She couldn t ask him outright.
|perfectly||Used for emphasis, especially in order to assert something that has been challenged or doubted.|
Perfectly clean glass bottles.
|redesign||The action or process of redesigning something.|
It was achieved by the redesign of the product.
|rely||Depend on with full trust or confidence.|
The charity has to rely entirely on public donations.
|securely||In a secure manner; in a manner free from danger.|
Keep the lid securely fastened.
|solely||Without any others being included or involved.|
People are appointed solely on the basis of merit.
|stark||Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.|
The stark reality of life for millions of young people.
|thoroughgoing||Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.|
A thoroughgoing chocoholic.
They came from totally different backgrounds.
|unexceptionable||Completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach.|
Two unexceptionable witnesses.
|unmitigated||Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier.|
An unmitigated horror.
|unrelated||Not connected by kinship.|
|unsuited||Not easy to combine harmoniously.|
He was totally unsuited for the job.
|utterly||Completely and without qualification; absolutely.|
|whole||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent whole is often used informally for wholly.|
She wasn t telling the whole truth.
|wholly||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent whole is often used informally for wholly.|
She found herself given over wholly to sensation.