Correct spelling, explanation: thoroughly is a derivative of the adjective thorough, which can be easily noticed thanks to the distinctive -ly suffix. Since the base word is spelled with two -o vowels, the adverb thoroughly also features a double -o letter.
Throughly is just an error and the only correct version of this word is thoroughly.
Definition of thoroughly:
adverb, in a way that includes many details
I have to think about it thoroughly before I make a decision.
Was this medicine thoroughly tested before they put it on the market?
Collocations with thoroughly:
Some most commonly used collocations include: thoroughly excited, thoroughly disappointed, and thoroughly educated.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is incorrect because it lacks one -o vowel. Some English users probably want to make it look similar to the word through and that’s the reason why they spell it this way. However, note that this is a mistake and the only correct form is thoroughly, not
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Thanks for the input. Actually it’s the same word and while throughly is not incorrect per se it’s commonly spelled thoroughly – both words are defined as done completely.
Thoroughly and throughly are two different words.
I suppose if someone is wanting to use the word thoroughly specifically, then throughly would be a misspelling – but throughly is not simply the word thoroughly misspelled.
Time to eventually cease repeating the same typo over and over again.