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me·tic·u·lous

 (mĭ-tĭk′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
2. Archaic Excessively careful and precise.

[From Latin metīculōsus, timid, from metus, fear.]

me·tic′u·los′i·ty (-lŏs′ĭ-tē), me·tic′u·lous·ness n.
me·tic′u·lous·ly adv.
Synonyms: meticulous, painstaking, careful, scrupulous, fastidious, punctilious
These adjectives mean showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details. Meticulous and painstaking stress extreme care: "He had throughout been almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities" (Arnold Bennett). Repairing the fine lace entailed slow and painstaking work.
Careful suggests circumspection and solicitude: A careful examination of the gem showed it to be fake.
Scrupulous suggests care prompted by conscience: "He was scrupulous about paying his debts and equally scrupulous about collecting what was owed to him" (Pauli Murray).
Fastidious implies concern, often excessive, for the requirements of taste: "Your true lover of literature is never fastidious" (Robert Southey).
Punctilious specifically applies to minute details of conduct: "The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary is it that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally" (Samuel Butler).

meticulous

(mɪˈtɪkjʊləs)
adj
very precise about details, even trivial ones; painstaking
[C16 (meaning: timid): from Latin meticulōsus fearful, from metus fear]
meˈticulously adv
meˈticulousness, meticu'losity n

me•tic•u•lous

(məˈtɪk yə ləs)

adj.
1. taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough.
2. finicky; fussy.
[1525–35; < Latin metīculōsus full of fear, fearful =metī- for metū- (s. of metus fear) + -culōsus, extracted from perīculōsus perilous]
me•tic′u•lous•ly, adv.
me•tic′u•lous•ness, n.
syn: See painstaking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meticulous - marked by precise accordance with details; "meticulous research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
2.meticulous - marked by extreme care in treatment of details; "a meticulous craftsman"; "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

meticulous

meticulous

adjective
1. Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details:
2. Very difficult to please:
Informal: picky.
Translations
دَقيق، شَديد التَّدْقيق
pečlivýúzkostlivě pečlivý
omhyggeligpertentlig
huolellinen
aprólékoskodó
nákvæmur, vandvirkur
細部まで行き届いた
skrupulingassmulkmeniškai
sīkumains, pedantisks
úzkostlivo starostlivý
minutiösomsorgsfull

meticulous

[mɪˈtɪkjʊləs] ADJmeticuloso

meticulous

[məˈtɪkjʊləs] adj
[person] → méticuleux/euse
to be meticulous about sth → être méticuleux/euse dans qch
He was so meticulous about everything → Il était si méticuleux dans tout ce qu'il faisait.
to be meticulous about doing sth → être méticuleux/euse lorsqu'il s'agit de faire qch
He is meticulous about answering letters → Il est méticuleux lorsqu'il s'agit de répondre aux lettres.
[care, attention] → minutieux/euse
meticulous attention to detail → une attention minutieuse aux détails

meticulous

adjsorgfältig, genau, exakt; (= fastidious)peinlich genau; to be meticulous about somethinges mit etw sehr genau nehmen; with meticulous attention to detailmit besonderer Sorgfalt für das Detail

meticulous

[mɪˈtɪkjʊləs] adjmeticoloso/a

meticulous

(miˈtikjuləs) adjective
very careful, almost too careful (about small details). He paid meticulous attention to detail.
meˈticulously adverb

meticulous

a. meticuloso-a.
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