Widely vs Thoroughly - What's the difference?

widely | thoroughly |

As adverbs the difference between widely and thoroughly

is that widely is commonly; generally; to a great degree while thoroughly is in a thorough or complete manner.




  • commonly; generally; to a great degree
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  • * 1948 , , North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States , J. B. Lippincott Company, page 75,
  • In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used.
  • separated by a large distance
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    (en adverb)
  • In a thorough or complete manner.
  • He went out in the rain and came back thoroughly drenched.


    * but good, in spades