meticulous[mə tik′yo̵̅o̅ ləs, -yə-]
An example of meticulous is someone who plans her wedding down to every last song that will be played at the event.
Origin of meticulousClassical Latin meticulosus, fearful ; from metus, fear
- Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
- Archaic Excessively careful and precise.
Origin of meticulousFrom Latin metīculōsus, timid, from metus, fear.
- me·tic′u·los′i·ty , me·tic′u·lous·ness
(comparative more meticulous, superlative most meticulous)
From Latin meticulÅsus (“full of fear, timid, fearful, terrible, frightful"), from metus (“fear") and -culÅsus, extracted from perÄ«culÅsus (“perilous").