Thoroughly vs Throughly - What's the difference?

thoroughly | throughly |


As adverbs the difference between thoroughly and throughly

is that thoroughly is in a thorough or complete manner while throughly is thoroughly, completely.

thoroughly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a thorough or complete manner.
  • He went out in the rain and came back thoroughly drenched.

    Synonyms

    * but good, in spades

    throughly

    English

    Alternative forms

    * thruly

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Thoroughly, completely.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , II.7:
  • The whiles he steru'd with hunger and with drouth / He daily dyde, yet neuer throughly dyen couth.
  • * c. 1610 , (William Shakespeare), , III.2:
  • The next advantage / Will we take throughly .
  • * :
  • Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, / And cleanse me from my sin.