- The definition of meticulous is showing extreme care and concern for details.
An example of meticulous is someone who plans her wedding down to every last song that will be played at the event.
meticulous definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin meticulosus, fearful ; from metus, fear
meticulous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Extremely careful and precise.
- Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
Origin: From Latin metīculōsus, timid, from metus, fear.
- me·ticˌu·losˈi·ty , me·ticˈu·lous·ness noun
- me·ticˈu·lous·ly adverb