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məˈtɪk yə ləsmetic·u·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meticulous, punctiliousadjective

    marked by precise accordance with details

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

  2. meticulousadjective

    marked by extreme care in treatment of details

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


  1. Meticulousadjective

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

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


  1. meticulousadjective

    Timid, fearful, overly cautious.

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

  2. meticulousadjective

    Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meticulousadjective

    timid; fearful

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of meticulous in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    There still are many residents who have yet to be accounted for. Our people in uniform are working day and night in search and rescue operations, damage has been made in an extremely wide range of areas, and more than 30,000 people are still being forced to remain in the state of evacuation. It is our urgent task to offer meticulous support to those who have been affected.

  2. Major General Peter Gersten:

    We have some healing to do too. … The passion and the honor of the paint team and design crews as they put this airplane together piece by piece, and scrubbed it piece by piece with meticulous detail was all based on the honor of being able to give back something to the community.

  3. Conan OBriens late-night careerO'Brien jokes:

    It felt fitting for our show, when all of these legends go off the air, everything is meticulous. Of course, we would think of a bit with Jack Black where Jack Black pretends to get hurt and when shooting it, Jack Black gets hurt.

  4. Deborah Birx:

    [ It was ] probably a GI thing, but you know, I'm meticulous. I'm a physician, i got a test late Saturday night, and I'm negative. I stayed home another day just to make sure. That's how we protect one another.

  5. Ro Khanna:

    We have to be meticulous, we have to be comprehensive, but I think there's enough time if we start addressing things in September to get the work done this year.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. adscripted
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    • C. aculeate
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