Definition of Meticulous

1. Adjective. Marked by precise accordance with details. "Punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"

Exact synonyms: Punctilious
Similar to: Precise
Derivative terms: Meticulosity, Meticulousness, Punctiliousness



2. Adjective. Marked by extreme care in treatment of details. "Almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"
Similar to: Fastidious
Derivative terms: Meticulosity, Meticulousness

Definition of Meticulous

1. a. Timid; fearful.

Definition of Meticulous

1. Adjective. (archaic) Timid, fearful, overly cautious. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Meticulous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Meticulous

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methæmoglobin
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metlegoglobin reductase
metmyoglobin
metoclopramide

Literary usage of Meticulous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"See also CALVARY, CAVALRY; IRRELEVANT. meticulous This adjective, which is derived ultimately from the Latin metus, “fear,” was a rare word until about the ..."

2. The Garter Mission to Japan (1906)
"There is behind all this meticulous pedantry an inner meaning, associated partly with poetry, partly with religion. It was intimately connected with ..."

3. The War Book of the German General Staff: Being "the Usages of War on Land by John Hartmann Morgan (1915)
"... be too strong places as also of troops in the open field. tions —they meticulous. rr Here again there can be no talk of a generally accepted model. ..."

4. The King's English Abridged for School Use by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1918)
"T. .. . treating his characters on broader lines, occupying himself with more elemental emotions and types, and forsaking altogether his almost meticulous ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Melancholy and meticulous heads. Sir T. Browne. A stylist of Plato's super-subtle and meticulous consistency. Amer. Jour. ..."

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