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Exhaustive vs. Thorough

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  • Exhaustive (adjective)

    including every possible element

    "We made an exhaustive list."

    "all-encompassing|thorough"

  • Exhaustive (adjective)

    fully comprehensive

  • Exhaustive (adjective)

    causing exhaustion; very tiring

    "tiring|weariful"

  • Thorough (adjective)

    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."

  • Thorough (adjective)

    Utter; complete; absolute.

    "It is a thorough pleasure to see him beg for mercy."

  • Thorough (preposition)

    Through. 9th-19th c.

  • Thorough (noun)

    A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Exhaustive (adjective)

    Serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method.

  • Thorough (preposition)

    Through.

  • Thorough (adjective)

    Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house.

  • Thorough (adjective)

    Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet.

  • Thorough (adverb)

    Thoroughly.

  • Thorough (adverb)

    Through.

  • Thorough (noun)

    A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.

Webster Dictionary
  • Exhaustive (adjective)

    very thorough; exhaustively complete;

    "an exhaustive study"

    "made a thorough search"

    "thoroughgoing research"

  • Thorough (adjective)

    painstakingly careful and accurate;

    "our accountant is thorough"

    "thorough research"

  • Thorough (adjective)

    very thorough; exhaustively complete;

    "an exhaustive study"

    "made a thorough search"

    "thoroughgoing research"

Princeton's WordNet

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