Definitions for meticulousməˈtɪk yə ləs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meticulous, punctilious(adj)

    marked by precise accordance with details

    "meticulous research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"

  2. meticulous(adj)

    marked by extreme care in treatment of details

    "a meticulous craftsman"; "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"


  1. Meticulous(a.)

    Taking great care to get every detail correct; working thoroughly and with precision; as, meticulous workmanship.

  2. Origin: [L. meticulosus, fr. metus fear: cf. F. mticuleux.]


  1. meticulous(Adjective)

    Timid, fearful, overly cautious.

  2. meticulous(Adjective)

    Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.

  3. Origin: From meticulosus, from metus and -culosus, extracted from periculosus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meticulous(adj)

    timid; fearful

  2. Origin: [L. meticulosus, fr. metus fear: cf. F. mticuleux.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meticulous

    mē-tik′ū-lus, adj. (arch.) timid, over careful.—adv. Metic′ulously. [L. metus, fear.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meticulous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meticulous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Caine:

    Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.

  2. Blake Charlton:

    Doctors are very meticulous people, you wouldn’t get to where we are if you were not.

  3. Stephen Sondheim:

    I was knocked out -- I thought it was wonderful, they seemed so fresh and meticulous and theatrical.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The universe has no mind and that’s why it can never reach perfection! Perfection is the art of meticulous high-mind!

  5. Roberto Garcia Moritan:

    [On] more than one occasion he was threatened by Iran’s delegation, [Nisman] was not only a meticulous, serious man, but also a very brave one.

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