Simple Definition of meticulous
: very careful about doing something in an extremely accurate and exact way
Examples of meticulous
Always meticulous about his appearance in the past, he had become dirty and unkempt, with straggly hair, stained clothes, and patches of silver stubble on his chin. —Minette Walters, Fox Evil, 2002
She was very much the craftswoman, all her work meticulous, slow, perfect. —Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman, 1998
In dense, meticulous arguments … Brooten mounts an assault on that view. —Cullen Murphy, Atlantic, August 1993
He described the scene in meticulous detail.
He is meticulous about keeping accurate records.
Origin of meticulous
Latin meticulosus fearful, irregular from metus fear
First Known Use: 1827
Synonym Discussion of meticulous
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